Gas safety checks and certification for landlords
A landlord is responsible for maintaining the safety of gas appliances in a residential or commercial property.
A CP12 certificate must be earned. This is the legal requirement for every landlord. All services must be carried out for a Gas Safe engineer. Luckily everyone at Tiger Gas is registered under Gas Safe and we are more than qualified to check the safety of gas appliances in your property.
An annual gas safety check must be carried out by a Gas Safe engineer. At Tiger Gas we can notify you on every 12 months for all your properties and appliances.
A copy of the safety check must be kept for 2 years, then a copy must be sent to the existing tenant within 28 days of the dated certification, or a copy needs to be sent to the new tenant before they move in.
Yes the two are the exact same. In fact the name CP12 was discontinued back in 2009 but it's still commonly used today. CP12 is an abbreviation for CORGI Proforma 12.
A Gas Safety Certificate or CP12 as it's commonly referred to is required for all rental properties for each of it's gas appliances.
Failure of obtaining this may result in a £6,000 fine or six months' imprisonment for each infraction.
Please note that each gas appliance needs to be checked and require a gas safety certificate.
This ensures that the appliance is safe to use in your property and its occupants.
If your Tiger Gas engineer declares your appliance or boiler unsafe and unfit for use, we will advise you on the nature of the defects and issues occurred. We will provide you a breakdown on why it may have occurred too.
Moving forward, we will suggest an appropriate course of action. This may include repairs or a full replacement if it is a boiler. All costs will be communicated to yourself before any further work can commence.
There are 3 different reason codes when an appliance or boiler fails.
Immediately Dangerous (ID) - This is the worst case scenario. Your appliance or boiler's faults cannot be ignored. There will be an immediate danger to yourself, the tenants of the property, the surrounding properties and your Tiger Gas engineer. Our engineer will cut the gas supply to this appliance and it will need to be replaced or removed immediately.
At Risk (AR) - This isn't as scary as 'Immediately Dangerous' but it still is very serious. Once again, our engineer will most likely cut off the gas supply to this appliance. We would generally advise for the faults to be remedied immediately before any immediate danger problem are created.
Not To Current Standards (NCS) - The industry standards are constantly changing. Your appliance today may not meet the standards of tomorrow. If you fail NCS, your tenant won't necessarily be in danger or at risk. As professionals of the Gas Safe register we have a duty to ensure you are safe today and tomorrow. We will advise your appliance to be brought up to code. Usually this will be a quick and small fix.