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A Gas Safe registered engineer has been to your property and it is time to issue you with a Gas Safety Certificate. But what exactly is a CP12 certificate and what is its value?
What is the difference between a CP12 Certificate and a Gas Safety Certificate?
There is no difference – they are in fact that same thing.
‘CP12 Certificate’ was the original name for the documentation produced by the Council for Registered Gas Installers (CORGI); CP stands for ‘CORGI Proforma 12’ which is the product code for the landlord certificate.
Any landlord who is renting out accommodation must have a Gas Safety Certificate, as it is a legal document. A Gas Safe registered Engineer comes to a property to carry out checks on all gas appliances and pipework to ensure that tenants are safe and protected against gas or Carbon Monoxide leaks.
How long does a Gas Safety Certificate last for?
The certificate is valid for 12 months, after which a landlord must call out a Gas Safe registered engineer to perform the necessary checks on the gas appliances and pipework of the property.
What does a Gas Safety / CP12 Certificate contain?
A qualified registered engineer will fill out the following details on the certificate:
• Engineer details: he/she will write down his/her name and Gas Safe Register ID number. The engineer will then sign this as proof of legislation confirmation
• The date that the gas safety check has taken place
• The address of the property where the certificate is being verified
• The landlord’s details: The engineer will need the landlords name and address as a point of contact
• An inventory: the engineer will take note of every appliance and flue of the property, along with their locations and conditions
• Any problems that have been noticed by the engineer during the check: if remedial action has been taken, the engineer will also take a note of this
• A statement that confirms the gas safety check has been completed
• A statement outlining compliance with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 Tenants should be provided with a copy of the certificate within 28 days of the check occurring, or before they move in to the property.
Note: Landlords should retain the certificate for at least two years.
How can you obtain a Gas Safety / CP12 Certificate?
One of our approved Gas Safe Registered-engineers can attend your property every year, check your appliances, provide you with valuable safety information and issue you with a Gas Safety Certificate, keeping you compliant with the law with the minimum of effort.
Simply choose from a one off check and service or an annual assessment with our specialist landlord cover (this can also include a Carbon Monoxide test, boiler services and unlimited 24 hours a day call outs) today!