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What Is a Gas Safety Check?

In the simplest of words, a gas safety check refers to an inspection of gas appliances by an expert. The professional has to visit your property and assess your gas appliances, lines, and fittings.

Every appliance is documented and inspected to see if it's safe to use. If any appliance needs fixing, you'll be notified. Plus, these inspections can extend the lifespan of your gas appliances; regular servicing keeps them working longer.

Who Is Responsible for Gas Safety Inspection?

Landlords are legally obligated, according to the Gas Safety Installation and Use Regulations 1998, to ensure that gas appliances in their rental properties are checked. This includes providing tenants with a copy of the gas safety certificate within 28 days.

Furthermore, landlords must maintain records of these annual gas safety checks for a minimum of 2 years. When new tenants move in, landlords are also required to supply them with the most recent CP12 certificate. It's important to note that landlords are accountable for the maintenance of the pipework and flues connected to the appliances.

What Does the Gas Safety Inspection Involve

When you get a gas safety inspection of your property, the expert will thoroughly assess the system to check the following:

How Long Does It Take to Perform the Gas Safety Inspection?

A standard gas safety inspection typically lasts between 30 to 60 minutes for an average property. However, if repairs are necessary, it may take longer. The duration of the inspection also depends on the size of the property and the number of appliances that need to be checked by a professional.

Who Can Perform the Gas Safety Check?

When planning an annual gas safety inspection, it's crucial to hire a Gas Safe registered engineer who can provide the necessary Gas Safe certification. Contact a reputable gas safety certificate provider to arrange for an accredited engineer to visit your property.

Just to be sure, you can perform a Gas Safe register check by entering their name and registration details to determine if they are legally permitted to perform the gas inspections.

How Much Does It Cost to Perform a Gas Safety Inspection?

The cost of a gas safety inspection varies based on factors like location and the number of appliances. Typically taking around an hour, the inspection can range from £30 to £150. Some companies may charge per appliance, such as a gas boiler.

It's important to note that the Gas Safe Register doesn't set prices for landlord gas safety inspections. We recommend obtaining multiple quotes from providers in Scarborough, Whitby, Pickering, Filey, Bridlington, and surrounding areas to find the best value. Consider scheduling your inspection during the summer when heating engineers are less busy, making it easier to secure an appointment and potentially lower costs.

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