Landlords are legally obliged to have gas systems and flues checked annually by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
As of April 2018, landlords can arrange for this check to be conducted between ten and 12 months after the last check, but still maintain the expiry date of the original certificate. If a check is carried out less than ten or more than 12 months after the previous one, the expiry date will be changed to 12 months from the date of the latest check.
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.
It’s also known in the trade as the CP12 Certificate as it dates back to when CORGI was the body responsible for gas safety in the UK and the certificate was called the CORGI Proforma 12, or CP12.
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