EPC / Gas Safety
When is a gas safety certificate required?
A Gas Safety Certificate, is a legal requirement when renting out your property. It must be done on a yearly basis. The government had introduced this in 1996, that all gas appliances, pipes and flues must be checked every 12 months by a Gas Safe Registered engineer. You must keep a record of the safety check for 2 years and issue a copy to each existing tenant within 28 days of the check being completed and issue a copy to any new tenants before they move in.Book your EPC / Gas Safety Check Here
What does a gas safety inspection include?
- Check appliance for gas tightness.
- Check standing and working pressure if test points available.
- Check burner pressure / gas rate against manufacturers data plate.
- Check for satisfactory provision of all necessary ventilation.
- Test flue flow to ensure removal of products of combustion.
- Check satisfactory operation of all the flame failure devices.
- Check for physical stability, presence and effectiveness of stability brackets (where appropriate).
- Investigate any evidence of unsafe operation and report to a responsible person. An appliance can not be deemed as having been checked, until the above has been completed.
- For a Landlords Safety Record inspection a tightness test of the full system should be added to the above.
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What is an EPC?
Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) are the Government’s chosen way of complying with the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD). Its purpose is to record how energy efficient a property is. The certificate will provide a rating of the energy efficiency and CO2 emissions of a building from A to G, where A is very efficient and G is very inefficient.
When is an EPC Required and who is responsible for obtaining the EPC?
An EPC is required when letting and selling a property, they are both the responsibility of the owner. The EPC lasts for ten years. The EPC must be arranged before marketing the property for sales and lettings.