CERTIFICATES & CHECKS
Government legislation now dictates that a Landlord must ensure that all Gas and Electrical elements in a property, have to be checked and deemed safe to use. We offer gas safety certificates and EPC’s (Energy Performance Certificates), which are mandatory for any rented property.
We also offer Electrical PAT testing, which is a full check of all portable appliances in a property and EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) for a full check of your electric system. While these elements are not yet mandatory, it is highly recommended that Landlords obtain these certificates.
CERTIFICATES & CHECKS
View our full range of certificates and checks we can offer your property
GAS SAFETY CERTIFICATES
The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 deal with Landlords’ duties to make sure gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants are safe.
Landlords are responsible for the maintenance and repair of flues, appliances and pipework which they have provided for their tenants use. An annual gas safety check must be carried out within 12 months of the installation of a new appliance or flue and annually thereafter by a Gas Safe Registered engineer. Records should be kept of the safety check for 2 years and a copy issued to the tenant within 28 days of the check being completed or to any new tenants before they move in.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY INSPECTIONS & CERTIFICATES
With rented residential accommodation it is the Landlord’s responsibility to ensure that the electrical installation and appliances provided by the landlord are safe when the tenancy begins and are in proper working order throughout the tenancy.
It is recommended that the maximum period between tests of the electrical installation by an electrician is 10 years and although there is no obligation to test portable appliances, Landlords are required to ensure all appliances are safe to use for the duration of any tenancies. We would recommend having a PAT test carried out when you first let your property in the interest of starting off your career as a Landlord on the right foot.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES
As from the 1st April 2018 there is a legal requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to have an Energy Performance Check carried out and must meet a minimum rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate.
Our EPC assessors are all fully qualified and can provide advice on how to reduce your energy usage and carbon emissions of the property.
Floor plans are an ideal way to show off your property, giving a visual of room sizes, room configuration and which way the property faces.
We will provide you with an electronic copy of the floor plan to use over and over or until you renovate and change the layout.