Gas Safety Certificate
Prime Locations can also arrange for your annual Gas Safety Certificate to be carried out on your behalf. A Gas Safety Certificate is a record shows that the gas appliances mentioned inside the property are safe to use. The 1998 Gas Safety Installation and Use Regulations state that all landlords in the UK are required to maintain a valid safety certificate.
Landlords are required to obtain gas safety certificates in order to comply with common law and will need the certificate as a matter of preventing deaths and accidents, avoiding fines or prison, keeping low insurance rates, and avoiding major liabilities in the case of gas failure.
Besides renewing the gas certificate annually and providing a valid copy to the tenants, landlords are also required to keep a copy of each gas inspection report for a period of at least two years.