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Gas & Electrical Reports For Landlords

Letting your property? I am able to issue Gas Safety Certificates, Electrical Installation Condition Reports and Energy Performance Certificates.

You can also add a boiler service if your boiler hasn't been serviced this year. A requirement for all boiler parts and labour warranties is that the boiler is serviced annually. Some boilers (especially Worcester, Vaillant, Viessmann, Baxi and Ideal boilers come with extensive 10-year parts and labour warranties when installed new.

Gas Safety Certificate For Landlords

If you need a gas safety certificate for letting your property or you need a gas safety certificate for buying a house then I can provide those. I can also produce electrical installation condition reports (EICR's) and energy performance certificates (EPC's).

I'm able to carry out all checks at the same time.

CP12 Certificate or Gas Safety Certificate

There's a lot of confusion over what a CP12 is. There are a lot 'grandad' letting agents who still use the terminology. However, its an out of date term. CP12 is a shortening of CORGI Proforma 12. Corgi used to be the governing body until 2009 but has ceased to exist since. The new governing body is the Gas Safe Register. You can still ask for a CP12 and most engineers won't correct you but your 'certificate' or record of safety won't mention the word CP12 on it for the above reasons.

For all intents and purposes, a CP12 is the same as a gas safety certificate or record and what any registered gas engineer will provide you.

Annual Gas Safety Check

A homeowner gas safety certificate is not an annual legal requirement – it's just a very good idea. As is having an annual boiler service. A landlords gas safety check is an annual legal requirement and therefore must be carried out again within 1 year. All gas safety certificates last for 1 year and the due date will be mentioned on your certificate. I use software for all certificates I produce and this software enables me to remind customers automatically before their certificate is about to expire.

More on the gas safety certificate law below.

Gas Safety Certificate Law

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 outline the duties of a landlord to ensure all gas appliances, fittings and installations comply with the law.

All premises provided for rent require a gas safety certificate or record. Premises include, but are not limited to, residential premises, hostels, rooms to let, bedsits and B&B's. Rented holiday accommodation such as chalets, cottages, flats, caravans and narrow boats are also included in these regulations.

You, as a landlord, are responsible for providing a tenant with an annual gas safety check within 28 days of completion or before new tenants take possession of your property. You need to keep copies of all safety certificates for up to 2 years. My software enables me to keep copies for you in case you ever lose yours and need it to be sent at short notice.

What Does A Gas Safety Certificate Contain?

The minimum amount of information required on a gas safety certificate is:

  • Name and signature of engineer
  • Registration number of the business the engineer belongs to
  • ID number of the engineer
  • A description and location of each appliance tested
  • The date on which the checks were carried out
  • The name and address of the landlord or owner (or letting agent if applicable)
  • All safety defects identified and any action required or undertaken
  • Confirmation of all operational safety checks

Electrical Installation Condition Report For Landlords

I am qualified to carry out EICR Testing and issue an Electrical Installation Condition Report which can be used for a variety of uses including letting, buying and selling your house.

What Is An EICR?

EICR is short for Electrical Installation Condition Report. EICR Testing involves a competent electrician undertaking tests and inspections to produce a report to establish the overall 'condition' of a property. The report is either satisfactory or unsatisfactory and defects and issues, if any, will be listed. The EICR was previously called a periodic inspection report.

Do You Need An EICR?

I am usually asked to carry out an EICR for the following reasons:

  • certifying a rental property
  • certifying a commercial property such as a shop or office
  • certifying a domestic property where the homeowner wants peace of mind that his/her electrical installation is safe
  • certifying a domestic property that's for sale where the homeowner has been asked by a building company or potential buyer to provide a safety certificate

Please note, if your electrical installation is new then you require an electrical installation certificate. There are also special rules if you have a HMO (House of Multiple Occupation) which may mean you require an Emergency Lighting Certificate.

What Does EICR Testing Involve?

Your competent electrician will check the installation against the requirements of BS7671 – The Requirements for Electrical Installations (IEE Wiring Regulations) – this is the British Standard to which electrical safety is measured across the country and is updated when deemed necessary.

The electrician will take into account the age and circumstances of the installation and check the following:

  • whether the installation is adequately earthed
  • whether the installation is adequately bonded
  • whether switchgear and controls are suitable
  • whether serviceability of equipment is adequate
  • the type of wiring and it's condition
  • the provision of RCD's for socket outlets which can be used to plug in equipment for outdoor use
  • the presence of suitable notices and identification
  • wear and tear, damage, deterioration and signs of overheating

Please note, if your electrical installation is new then you require an electrical installation certificate. There are also special rules if you have a HMO (House of Multiple Occupation) which may mean you require an Emergency Lighting Certificate.

How Much Are Gas, Electrical, EPC & Boiler Services For Landlords?

There are different levels of report, please take a look below to make sure you are aware of what you are booking.

Landlord - Standard £79

Includes:
Gas Safety Certificate
Boiler Service

Landlord - Bronze £129

Includes:
Gas Safety Certificate
Boiler Service
Energy Performance Certificate

Landlord - Silver £189

Includes:
Gas Safety Certificate
Electrical Installation Condition Report

Landlord - Gold £219

Includes:
Gas Safety Certificate
Boiler Service
Electrical Installation Condition Report

Landlord - Platinum £249

Includes:
Gas Safety Certificate
Boiler Service
Electrical Installation Condition Report
Energy Performance Certificate

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