What is a Landlord Gas Safety Certificate or a CP12?

A Landlord Gas Safety Certificate, or a CP12 are essentially the same thing. CP12 is the outdated, albeit more popular name for the same document.

This is the document the engineer leaves after he has serviced and/or safety checked a gas appliance in a tenanted property. The document carries the information of what exact checks were made, which appliances were checked and whether they were found safe.

A Landlord Gas Safety Certificate can only be given out by a qualified and registered Gas Safe engineer. Copies need to be given to both the landlord and the tenant. The tenant must receive a copy within 28 days of the check.

What is contained on the Landlord’s Gas Safety Certificate?

  • The date when the check was carried out.
  • The address of the property.
  • A description and location of each appliance, which was checked.
  • The name and address of the landlord.
  • Any issues, which might have been identified and what action is required.
  • The name, registration number and signature of the engineer.

If you are a landlord, you must, by law have a gas safety check every year. This is required for all gas appliances in each individual property you own.

If a gas appliance belongs to your tenants you’re not responsible for having it checked, although many gas engineers will just check all the gas appliances they find in a property.

If you’re a homeowner you’re not obliged by law to have an annual gas safety check but it is still advisory to do it for your own safety.

A Landlord Gas Safety Certificate is valid for exactly 12 months after the date it was issued. This means that as a landlord you should organise your Gas Safety check at least a month before the expiration date.

How can you obtain your Landlord Gas Safety Certificate?

One of our Rightio Gas Safe engineers can attend your property, as soon as you need them. All of our engineers are Gas Safe registered and have more than 5 years of proven experience. To book a Rightio engineer, just click here.

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