Do you know how much landlords and property management companies should be paying for your annual gas safety check?
We find this question comes up a lot with people who call us for a quote, and with so much variance in Cp12 certificate prices out there, it can be a bit confusing. There are now lots of ads out there for cheap gas safety certificates but the cheap deal advertised isn’t as it seems.
This short guide to landlord gas safety certificate cost, covers everything you need to know about CP12 certificates; including average costs, how often you need a gas safety check, multi-property discounts, and what should be included.
What is the Landlords’ Gas Safety Certificate?
A gas safety certificate is provided to landlords and property management companies after a gas safety check has been conducted in your properties.
It certifies that a registered Gas Safe engineer has checked all the gas appliances, fittings and flues that are provided for your tenants.
The report, which lists all the checks carried out in your annual gas safety inspection, is issued by the Gas Safe Register and must be given to your existing renters and anyone who moves in within the year of the CP12 certificate being issued.
How often do you legally need a Gas Safety Certificate?
You’ll need to make sure that your properties have a gas safety check every 12 months.
It’s the law, as detailed in the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. The Landlords’ Gas Safety Certificate must list all the checks carried out in your annual gas safety inspection.
How much does a landlord Gas Safety Certificate cost?
A quick search on Google will give you companies offering gas safety checks and a CP12 certificate for just £40 – £45. However, these same companies will charge an extra fee for the number of appliances that need to be checked, have high costs for remedial work, and often put the price up for your annual gas safety check the following year.
To avoid unexpected and additional costs we recommend you do your research, contact a few reputable companies and ask them each for a fixed price quote, as well as exactly what their service includes.
What can affect the price of a CP12 Certificate?
Unlike CP12 Energy, many companies charge an additional fee for additional appliances.
Also, necessary remedial work may need to be carried out so that the gas appliance conforms to current regulations which can add to the cost. Most landlords and property management companies just agree that if the necessary work is under £100 to carry out the fixes to avoid a second trip.
Are There Discounts Available For Multiple Properties?
Some companies offering landlord gas safety checks and a CP12 certificates will offer a multi-property discount to landlords and property management companies. Get in touch and we can provide a no obligation quote for your multi-property gas safety checks.
What’s included in the CP12 Gas Safety Certificate check?
The Gas Safe engineer from your chosen company will conduct the following checks, before you get your annual Landlords’ Gas Safety Certificate. The inspection includes:
How to find a Gas Safe engineer?
To get your Gas Safety Certificate the gas safety check can only be carried out by a registered Gas Safe engineer, so we’d recommend visiting the Gas Safe Register to find an engineer near you.
If you are based in the North East then give us a call or get in touch for a free no obligation quote.