Abbey Boilers technicians are fully qualified to issue a safety certificate for Residential and rented properties in the Horsham, Crawley, West Sussex, Brighton and Hove, Surrey and South West London areas.
Gas Safety Certificate
By law, under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, it is the responsibility of the landlord to get a Gas Safety Certificate every twelve months. You must get this from a Gas Safe Registered engineer for all pipe work, gas appliances and flues installed at your property. Abbey Boilers provides a Landlord Gas Safety Check (LGSC) service.
If you use an agent to manage your property, you need to make sure your contract clearly states in black and white whose responsibility it is to carry out maintenance on gas appliances. You must also keep copies of all the paperwork. You'll need to keep a record of the safety inspection for two years, and give a copy to all of your tenants within 28 days of the inspection. If your tenants change, they'll need a copy of the Gas Safety Certificate before they move in. If your contract says the agent is responsible, then the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 are passed on to them.
Oil Fired Appliances
Landlord Oil Certificate
There is no legal requirement in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland for a landlord to obtain a landlord safety certificate for oil fired equipment installed within a let property. However, BS 5410:
Part 1 requires oil fired appliances and equipment to be serviced periodically in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Oil storage tanks and oil supply pipe work should be checked for general condition and any leaks repaired.
To promote safety and instil peace of mind to tenants, letting agents, landlords and property insurers, it is recommended that an OFTEC Registered Technician services and inspects oil fired installations at least annually.