Landlords’ Gas Safety Certificate – CP12
What is the Landlords’ Gas Safety Certificate?
All landlords are required to have their gas appliances serviced regularly to make sure they’re efficient and safe. It’s the law, as stated in the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. The Landlords’ Gas Safety Certificate is the report which lists all the checks carried out in your annual gas safety inspection.
It will prove that all the gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for your tenants were checked by a registered Gas Safe engineer in the last 12 months.
Now the Gas Safe Register is the official body issuing the Landlords’ Gas Safety Certificate in the UK, but it’s still widely referred to as the CP12 Certificate.
Gas Safety Certificate Explained
It’s a legal requirement for landlords to have all gas appliances, pipework, chimneys and flues checked every 12 months to make sure the property they’re renting out is safe for their tenants.
Once this check has been completed, you will get your CP12. You’ll need to provide a copy to your tenants within 28 days and you’ll need to give one to new renters when they move in.
Make sure you keep hold of old certificates as CP12s need to be kept for at least two years.
What’s Included in the CP12 Gas Safety Certificate Check?
Our Gas Safe engineers will carry out the following inspections, before you get your Landlords’ Gas Safety Certificate for the year. They will:
- check your appliances for gas tightness
- check the standing and working gas pressure (if test points are available)
- check the burner pressure/gas pressure against the manufacturer’s data plate
- check for the satisfactory provision of all necessary ventilation
- test the flue flow to ensure the removal of products of combustion
- check that safety devices work properly
- check for any misuse of gas devices or items