Timely Landlord Gas Safety Certificates in London

Don’t leave your property’s gas safety inspection to the last minute!

  • Fully qualified and Gas Safe registered engineers with years of experience
  • Comprehensive safety inspection of your gas-powered appliances
  • Detection of faulty gas connections and malfunctions before any repair work
  • Expertise in gas appliance installation, repair and replacement services
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Our hassle-free landlord gas safety inspection in 4 steps:

  • 1.
    Schedule your landlord's gas safety certificate online for a day and time that fits your timetable
  • 2.
    2. A local Gas Safe registered engineer will perform a complete inspection of your gas appliances.
  • 3.
    You will receive a gas safety certificate for the service.
  • 4.
    Get the peace of mind that all appliances function correctly and your tenants are safe.

Gas safety certificates for landlords - what you need to know

Why do you need a gas safety certificate?

Homeowners who rent out their property are legally responsible for ensuring the safety of their tenants with regard to the correct installation of gas plumbing infrastructure and the proper function of gas appliances. The Gas Safety regulations explain in detail the level of liability of homeowners, landlords and estate agencies in relation to performing an annual gas safety check and obtaining a gas safety certificate. The latter is valid for twelve months and can be issued only by Gas Safe Registered engineers.

Important: Failure to maintain gas use standards is a grave offence. Renting a property without completing a gas safety check carries a penalty of up to a £6000 fine and/or up to six months imprisonment.

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What to expect from your gas safety inspection

A gas safety certificate is required for any gas appliance used in your property, such as a central heating boiler, gas hob or gas fire, to ensure their safety and functionality. For landlords, it's mandatory to arrange an annual gas safety check.

As a homeowner, you can benefit from this certificate to ensure the safety and efficiency of your gas appliances and fittings. In addition, arranging a gas inspection annually can help you catch gas or heating problems early on, preventing any costly and potentially dangerous situations.

To grant a landlord, landlords of HMOs* or homeowners with a gas safety certificate, the Gas Safe registered engineer will check the following:

  • Each gas appliance will be tested for tightness.
  • The standing and working pressure will be tested at all available test points.
  • The technician will also check the burner pressure and gas rates against the manufacturer's data plate.
  • All ventilation routes will be checked to ensure their proper function.
  • The engineer will test the flue flow to confirm that harmful gases are removed safely.
  • All flame failure and other safety devices will be carefully checked.
  • The Gas Safe registered engineer will also ascertain the presence and effectiveness of the stability brackets.
  • If defects, faulty devices and unsafe operations of your gas plumbing infrastructure are detected, the specialist will note them and include appropriate repair recommendations in their report.

Important: Flues in voids (in older flats and apartments) need to be installed with inspection hatches. Otherwise, by Law, your gas boiler will be classified as "At risk" and turned off by the engineer until the flues are made accessible for checks.

*Gas safety checks are mandatory for all HMOs (House in multiple occupation - a house or a flat occupied by three or more unrelated persons), not just the licensable HMOs.

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Appointments9am – 5pm
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1 gas appliance£66£96
2 gas appliances£66£96
3 gas appliances£86£116
4 gas appliances£86£116
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T&Cs and Minimum Charges apply. When we calculate the price, we also take into consideration the area’s dimensions and the time of the appointment. All prices and deals are valid for areas within M25. Deals cannot be combined with any other deals and promotions. Prices are subject to availability. Congestion charges are excluded (when applicable).

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Certified and reliable gas engineers

Our qualified teams of certified and Gas Safe registered engineers have provided landlords in London with gas safety certificates for many years. They follow a strict procedure to conduct the tests, so they will:

  • Present you with their up-to-date Gas Safe ID card and licence number;
  • Follow strictly and methodically all the gas safety inspection procedures;
  • Provide you with further information related to the validity of your gas safety check record;
  • Offer maintenance and repair recommendations, if necessary.

Complete solutions

Checking your gas boiler annually is as important as having all your gas appliances in good working condition, and the main reason is to avoid carbon monoxide leaks and other life-threatening malfunctions. Carbon monoxide poisoning is the reason for approximately 40 deaths a year in the UK.

So, to comply with the legal requirements and avoid any life-threatening issues, a certified gas engineer must inspect all your gas appliances. Now, it's more than easy to have a gas safety certificate and a gas boiler service appointment done at the same time. Just ask our friendly representatives for the combined offers. We also offer gas appliance repairs, including gas boiler repairs, gas cooker & hobs repairs and installations.

Landlord gas safety certificate check up in a London property

Frequently asked questions

Q: What are my responsibilities as a landlord regarding gas safety?

A: It is your duty to maintain the proper operation of the gas plumbing infrastructure on the premises, including ventilation, pipework, flues, safety devices and appliances. You are also responsible for obtaining a gas safety certificate annually after an inspection has been performed by a Gas Safe engineer. Newly fitted gas plumbing work and appliances must also be checked for safety within 12 months of the installation.

Q: Why do I need to employ a Gas Safe registered engineer to complete gas maintenance tasks?

A: The Gas Safety Regulations in the UK set out certain conditions and requirements for landlords regarding gas safety checks, gas work installation and use, and gas safety certificates. These are legal and valid (including for insurance purposes) only if a certified and Gas Safe registered technician has been hired to complete the gas maintenance and inspection work.

Q: Do landlords need a gas safety certificate every year?

A: Yes, as a landlord, you are obligated by law to have a valid gas certificate issued every year by a certified gas engineer. For more details check the Regulation (36)(1) of the Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998

Q: What are the tenant's rights and responsibilities regarding the gas plumbing infrastructure of the property?

A: The tenant has the right to obtain a copy of the gas safety certificate for the property. Records must be kept for at least two years. A new record should be submitted to the tenant within 28 days of the gas safety check being completed.

Q: Is it possible to transfer these responsibilities to my tenant

A: No. However, for non-residential properties, a landlord and a tenant can sign an agreement that stipulates the latter's duty to maintain the safety of a flue or appliance.

Q: What should I do if I believe that there is a problem with a gas appliance at home?

A: If you suspect a gas leak or a faulty appliance, turn the equipment off, shut off the gas supply at the meter control valve, open the window and call the National Grid's Gas Emergency Freephone number immediately: 0800 111 999. It is illegal to use unsafe gas appliances until a Gas Safe registered engineer has inspected them.

Q: What do I need to do before my gas inspection?

A: Ensure the following before your gas safety certificate appointment::

  • All your appliances are accessible;
  • The meter is free from obstructions;
  • Prepaid meters have enough credit;
  • Appliances have not been running hot.
Q: What is the landlord's penalty for an expired gas safety certificate?

A: You can be fined up to £6,000 or even imprisoned for six months if you fail to provide a gas safety certificate to your tenants.

Q: What is the average duration of the inspection?

A: It could take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the size and number of gas appliances.

Q: What areas do you cover, and what is the earliest time you can arrive?

A: The Fantastic Handyman's Gas Safe engineers can handle next-day appointments from Monday through Saturday (even on official holidays), from 9 am to 5 pm.

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