A landlord’s gas security certificate, also known as the landlord’s gas safe document, is required to be kept for all rented accommodation in the UK irrespective of the type of gas used in the accommodation. The certificate is also known as the Gas Safe Register. It records the use of all gas appliances and related equipment that are in use in rented accommodation.
The certificate must be kept on file at the landlord or the property office. It may be displayed on a wall or delivered at intervals. This document is also required to be produced to the local fire station if there is a problem with the gas supply to the property.
These certificates are based on the Energy Performance Certificate which is issued to the landlord and is separate from the certificates for use of the gas. The certificates record the use of gas and the level of its safety. They also show that the properties are suitable for the use of gas. This document is used to convince the buyer that the property is safe to live in and that it will not cause any health problems in elderly members of the household.
Before issuing the certificate the qualified person on the relevant application form must assess the building and other factors that may affect the safety of the property. He also has to ensure that the gas appliances used are up to standard. He must take all necessary precautions to keep the gas appliances working properly and safely. These certificates are also important in cases where the buyer wants to change the use of gas and the existing certificate authorizes the new use.
These certificates are not only important for landlords but also for home owners. A certificate is essential when you rent accommodation. You have to check whether there are matters that you should be wary of. These documents let you know that the house is safe enough to stay in and that you can use it without any problem. In case you are living with a family, the landlord needs to give out these certificates so that they do not end up renting property with illegal occupants staying.
Landlords use these documents to prove their honesty and integrity. They can be trusted and if you have a problem then you can be rest assured that your safety is guaranteed. These certificates prove that you took the right steps to make sure that the property is safe enough to let out families to live in. These certificates help a landlord to earn more money by letting out houses to families who require this kind of service.