Gas Safety is No Joke - Get Your Property Certified Today

As a landlord, you have a legal responsibility to ensure the gas appliances in your rental properties are safe to use. Failure to do so can put your tenants at serious risk and leave you open to hefty fines or even prosecution.

That's where SGR Plumbing and Heating comes in. With over 2 decades of experience, our Gas Safe registered engineers provide comprehensive gas safety inspections and certifications for landlords across the UK.

What is a Gas Safe Certificate?

A Gas Safe Certificate, also known as a Landlord's Gas Safety Record, is an annual inspection carried out by a qualified Gas Safe engineer. This detailed check ensures that:

  • All gas pipework, appliances, chimneys and flues are installed correctly and well-maintained

  • All gas appliances are operating safely and efficiently

  • There are no gas leaks present

  • Avoiding Further Damage - Leaving plumbing problems unaddressed can lead to burst pipes, flooding, structural damage, mould growth and more expensive repairs down the line.

  • Proper ventilation is in place

How often do I need to get a Gas Safety Certificate for my rental property?

As a landlord, you are legally required to have all gas appliances and installations in your rental property inspected annually by a Gas Safe registered engineer. This inspection results in a Gas Safety Certificate (CP12) which is valid for 12 months.

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What happens during a Gas Safety inspection? 

During a Gas Safety inspection, a qualified Gas Safe engineer will thoroughly check all gas pipework, appliances, chimneys, and flues to ensure they are installed correctly, operating safely, and free from any leaks. They will also check for proper ventilation and that all safety devices are functioning properly.

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What are the consequences of not having a valid Gas Safety Certificate? 

Failure to obtain a valid Gas Safety Certificate can result in serious legal consequences. Landlords can face hefty fines, prosecution, and even imprisonment. Additionally, your insurance may be invalidated, and you could be held liable for any damages, injuries, or fatalities caused by faulty gas appliances.

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How long does a Gas Safety inspection take?

The duration of a Gas Safety inspection depends on the number and type of gas appliances in the property. On average, an inspection takes around 30-60 minutes per appliance. However, if any issues are identified, the inspection may take longer to complete necessary repairs or replacements.

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Can I conduct the Gas Safety inspection myself?

No, landlords cannot conduct Gas Safety inspections themselves. By law, these inspections must be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Gas Safe engineers have the necessary qualifications, training, and expertise to identify and resolve any gas safety issues.

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What documentation do I receive after a Gas Safety inspection?

Upon completion of a Gas Safety inspection, the Gas Safe engineer will provide you with a Gas Safety Certificate (CP12). This certificate details the inspection results, including any defects found and actions taken. You must provide a copy of this certificate to your tenants within 28 days of the inspection and keep a record for at least two years.

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Peace of Mind: For Landlords

  • Ensures your property meets gas safety regulations, avoiding fines and legal issues.

  • Protects your tenants from potential gas leaks, fires, and carbon monoxide poisoning.

  • Gas Safe certified engineers for guaranteed safety

  • Reduces the risk of gas-related incidents that could damage your rental property.

  • Maintains the validity of your landlord insurance policy, which often requires gas safety compliance.

  • Landlord Gas Safety Certificates (CP12) provided


Why Our Customers Love Us

Over the past year, Stuart has been an indispensable asset for my letting property in Hornchurch, especially when it comes to ensuring the bungalow is safe and compliant with gas safety regulations.

What sets Stuart apart is not just his professionalism but his commitment to service. He is always prompt, reliable, and his responsiveness and attention to detail have given me peace of mind, knowing that our property is in the safest of hands.

I am also really grateful for Stuart's calm and positive attitude during moments of unexpected crises. On two separate occasions, he has proven to be my family's knight in shining armour. The first instance involved an emergency call for my niece last year, and the most recent was a distressing situation late last week Monday evening when my daughter experienced a burst pipe in her kitchen. Despite the inconvenient hours, Stuart was there without hesitation, bringing not just his tools and expertise, but a calm and reassuring presence that helped my daughter navigate that stressful evening.

It is rare to encounter someone who not only excels in their technical skills but also in their human connection. Stuart's patience, kindness, and willingness to go above and beyond is truly commendable. He is not just a service provider; he is someone that I know, like and trust to take care of the plumbing and heating services of my own properties and that of my family and friends.

I wholeheartedly recommend Stuart of SGR Plumbing and Heating Limited to anyone in need of plumbing and heating services. His work ethic, reliability, and compassionate approach are unmatched.

ShirleyAnn Jones

I recently had the pleasure of working with Stuart and team when he installed a new boiler at my apartment, and I couldn't be more pleased with the results.

Stuart promptly visited my apartment to assess the situation and understand my requirements. What impressed me most was his ability to remain calm and composed amidst the pressure from the letting agent and the tenant whilst I was abroad.

Stuart provided me with a quote, ensuring that all aspects of the installation, including the removal of the rusted boiler, were covered. This attention to detail and commitment to delivering a complete solution demonstrated his dedication to providing an excellent service.

Throughout the installation process, Stuart maintained excellent communication, keeping me informed about the progress and any developments. This level of transparency and proactive communication was commendable.

Stuart's work left the tenant happy and satisfied.

The new boiler was installed seamlessly to ensure its optimal performance. I also had a new hob fitted to my home by Stuart so I can highly recommend SGR Plumbing and Heating Ltd.

Zara Muirhead

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