A gas safety certificate is crucial in order to ensure that your property is safe and fit to live in. Landlords are required to have an updated gas safety certificates every year and for good reason – you only need to watch the news to see how dangerous gas explosions can be, and carbon monoxide leaks can be just as deadly. As a landlord, you are legally required to regularly update your gas safety certificate to ensure that your properties are safe and fit to live in. If landlords fail to do this as legally required, they can be held liable for negligence and any outstanding claims against a tenant from a landlord can be null and void.
it’s important when getting a gas safety test certificate that you go with a fully qualified, registered supplier. You don’t just want to go for the cheapest provider, but the one that’s going to do the best job and ensure that you are getting the most accurate diagnosis and report. This is because you don’t want problems to be identified that don’t exist and vice versa, you want someone to spot problems that do exist. When trying to find someone for your gas safety certificate we recommend looking at some of the following criteria:
- How long they have been in business for
- Online reviews or feedback (particularly focus on any negative feedback)
- The cost/price as there is a ceiling to how much they should cost
- The contractor’s location and availability – you don’t want someone that’s too far away as you will just be extra for their travel costs and additional time.