What is CP12 Gas Safety Certificate?
A CP12 Gas Safety Certificate is a legal document that confirms all gas appliances are deemed safe in a property. It’s crucial for landlords, especially if they rent out a property. This safety certificate is also known as a ‘landlord Gas Safety Certificate’. It is a detailed report that outlines the condition of the appliance/s in a property. The test must be conducted annually in every rented property by the landlord.
When is a CP12 Gas Safety Certificate issued?
A CP12 Gas Safety Certificate is issued after every gas appliance has been inspected and passed as safe in a property. Only a qualified heating engineer registered with Gas Safety is legally permitted to conduct these checks.
Every gas appliance in a property must be inspected every 12 months (annually) to verify that they continue to meet industry regulations/standards for safety purposes (or risk penalties).
If an appliance/s or installation does not meet the current safety requirements, an advisory note will be issued regarding the remedial work needed to meet regulations standards. In such a situation, you may have to service the gas appliance or install new appliances for your property. If the appliance/s meets with regulations, a CP12 certificate is issued, which will remain valid for the next 12 months.