Why it is important to have a gas certificate
It is the Gas Safe Register that ensures and controls the gas safety of properties. Ensures through registering engineers who are allowed to accomplish gas works. In other words, through providing guarantees that these engineers have relevant training. And controls through issuing gas certificates.
As there are two main types of gas certificates, in this post we will discuss them in separate. Thus, we will clarify who and why should (or must?) have each of them.
Building Regulations Compliance Certificate
The Building Regulations Compliance Certificate is a must for any property equipped with a gas heating appliance. Therefore, every owner of a property with a gas boiler or fire must have this paper.
Note only registered engineers can confirm the installation safety and notify the local authorities. Thus, every time you need to install a gas heating appliance, you need to search for a Gas Safe registered engineer near you.
So, why is it important to have a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate? Because it confirms that you:
Gas Safety Record
The Gas Safety Record is a must only for landlords. However, if you sell your property, your buyers can ask for this certificate as well. Also, if you order a structural survey, you should provide the Record to the surveyor.
So, why is it important to have this certificate? Because it contains information about the checks you have undertaken on your gas appliances (any of the kind) and these checks have confirmed the appliances are running safely. For you as a landlord, it is a must to check such appliances annually to ensure your tenants’ safety. At last, for you as a homeowner, it is your peace of mind to arrange these checks for your own safety. For you as a home seller, having this gas safety certificate increases your chances of selling it quickly and at a good price.
LE Company team