All of our engineers are Gas Safe registered and suitably qualified to carry out Landlord Gas Safety Checks

Unlike some Gas Engineers, our Landlord Gas Safety Check also includes a service, making our prices extremely competitive. Please see our Prices tab for more information.

When our registered engineer performs a gas safety check, they will record all of the checks they carry out on a form. This is the Gas Safety Record. It will list all of the appliances and fittings they’ve checked, with a copy being provided to the landlord and tenant.

We offer an annual reminder service as standard, sending a reminder to let you know when your next gas safety check and/or service is due. We can do this for all of your properties registered with us, taking the stress of remembering away from you.

Landlord Gas Safety Certificates – what Landlords need to know

Why do you need a gas safety certificate?

An annual inspection is required by law for landlords and the properties they rent out. All landlords are required to have all the gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for their tenants.

These safety checks must be carried out by a suitably qualified and Gas Safe registered engineer.

Our Landlord Gas Safety Check always includes a service, making our prices extremely competitive. This is especially important if the appliance is under warranty.

Any warranty that came with your heating system (in particular the boiler) may become void if you do not have it inspected as regularly as the manufacturer advises.

This legal requirement is covered in the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. The Gas Safe Register  is the official body issuing the Landlords’ Gas Safety Certificate in the UK.

Important: Failure to follow gas safety requirements is a criminal 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.

Tenants

If you’re renting a property from a private landlord, the council, a housing association or any other landlord, they should provide you with a copy of the record within 28 days of the check being completed. They also need to give a copy of the latest record to new tenants upon the start of their tenancy.

If you’re not in possession of a valid record for your current property, you can ask your landlord to provide this. If they fail to do so, you can report them to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Failure to follow gas safety requirements is a criminal offence and the HSE has the power to issue a formal caution and may prosecute your landlord.

Homeowners

It is recommended that you have your central heating system serviced at least once a year and you may find that the warranty that came with your heating system (in particular the boiler) may become void if you do not have it inspected as regular as the manufacturer advises.

Having your central heating system regularly inspected and serviced can extend its lifespan, make it run more efficiently and help it become less prone to break down.

Please call us on 01233 666306 or email repairs@acorn-gas.co.uk where we will be happy to help.