Landlord Certificates issued
It is a legal requirement that landlords must have a current certificate showing that all gas appliances in their property have been tested for safety by a registered Gas Safe engineer. Carbon monoxide is a highly dangerous gas, it is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. Carbon monoxide is created by burning fuel and can be deadly if allowed to accumulate. All gas appliances in a rented property are checked for any leakages.
In addition to testing for Carbon monoxide leakage, all appliances are tested for safety and it is made sure that there are no possible faults that could be a danger to tenants. At the end of the inspection, a full report is issued along with the certification. If any issues are detected during an inspection, our engineer provides a competitive and transparent quotation for any work that is required if you want us to resolve the problem. To remain current, the landlord must have their property inspected and certificated every 12 months.
The landlord is responsible for providing their tenant with a copy of the certificate either when they move into the property or within 28 days of a new certificate being issued. Opus has extensive experience working with landlords in the Huddersfield area and makes this simple but essential service straightforward and as convenient as possible.
When is a gas safety certificate required?
A landlord certificate is needed when a property, or part of a property, is let out either permanently or temporarily. This includes holiday lets, B & Bs, rented caravans, bedsits, and flats. As a landlord, it is vital that you have these checks done promptly and that your certification is up to date. By not keeping your inspections and certificates current you risk your insurance becoming invalid and losing the manufacturer's warranties on your appliances.
The biggest concern is that an appliance will injure or even kill a resident. For peace of mind, contact us for all your certification needs. If it is preferable we will liaise directly with your tenant and arrange a convenient time for them to allow access. Our professional engineers will make sure that there is minimal disruption, and no mess and will generally be on-site for around 45 minutes.
If you are a landlord with a portfolio of properties we can offer a discounted rate if you require multiple gas safety certificates. Whilst on site we can be happy to prepare a competitive quote for any plumbing work that you might be considering in the future.