Today we are going to talk a little bit about why a Gas Safety Certificate is a MUST for landlords in the UK.

In the United Kingdom, a gas safe certificate is a legal requirement for landlords. All landlords in the UK are required by law to have a valid gas safety certificate in order to ensure the safety of a home to tenants.
You must have a Gas Safe registered engineer inspect your appliances at least once a year in order to keep your gas safety certificate valid and up to date.

So let’s hop into THREE Jaw-Dropping reasons as to why UK landlords need to make sure they have a valid gas safety certificate.

But first, the question begs, what is a gas safety certificate exactly?


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A gas safety will tell you and include the following:

  • Any remedial work that needs to be done
  • Any unsafe issues that need to be taken care of
  • The results of the safety tests and checks performed on the homes appliances and pipeworks
  • A detailed report of what appliances/pipework has been tested and where they are located in the home
  • Details of the landlord or letting agency and the properties address
  • Details regarding the Gas Safe engineer who did the inspection and the date of inspection

There isn’t one standard gas safety certificate issued by the Gas Safe Register in the UK so documentation and paperwork will vary depending on the company you choose to work with.
Obviously, we at Quinnergy hope that you choose us and well we are kinda biased and think our engineers are the best!
But more into that later, let’s jump into the first JAW DROPPING reason why you as a UK landlord need a gas safety certificate.

A Gas Safety Certificate protects YOU THE LANDLORD from legal ramifications!

This is #1 for a reason.
You do not want a potential gas safety issue at one of your properties as it stands… BUT you really don’t want to have an issue on a property without an up-to-date gas safety certificate.
Potential court costs, fines and even prison time is a possibility for not having an up-to-date gas safety certificate.

Take for example a private landlord from Cornwall in 2017 who was jailed with a 12-month sentence and was fined £5,000!!
The Landlord failed to maintain two gas appliances in two properties, both of these were not inspected by a properly registered Gas Safe Register engineer.
Read more about this story HERE

Potential fines are unlimited and a minimum of 6 months in prison is at risk for failing to comply..
Once again we would suggest that you do NOT MESS AROUND.
Make sure your property is compliant.


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2 – A Gas Safety Certificate protects YOU THE LANDLORD from legal ramifications!
3 – A Gas Safety Certificate protects YOU THE LANDLORD from legal ramifications!

Yup, you are seeing right. We’ve repeated the 1st reason as the 2nd and 3rd reason!
Because really, why would you need any other reasons than a gas safety certificate legally protects you in the UK from horrific consequences. Why risk a huge fine and potential prison time when you can get your Gas Safety Certificate done in one easy visit…
Not only that but with Quinnergy you can get ALL OF THE NECESSARY Landlord Safety Certificates done in one visit.
That’s right, we take care of every certificate that is legally required in the UK as a landlord in one visit.
Read more about our services below.


We do Heating, Electrical, & Plumbing Coverage for Home Owners, Landlords & Letting Agencies.

💰 Landlord Services
+ EICR – Electrical Installation Condition Report
+ EPC – Energy Performance Certificate
+ GSC – Gas Safety Certificate
+ LRA – Legionella Risk Assessment
+ PAT – Portable Appliance Testing
+ FFE – Fire Fighting Equipment
+ Smoke Alarm Checks

🏠 Homeowner Services
+ Complete Homecare Package
+ All Heating Package
+ All Electricity Package
+ All Plumbing
+ Annual Servicing
+ Priority Breakdown Cover
+ EICR – Electrical Installation Condition Report
+ PAT – Portable Appliance Testing
+ GSC – Gas Safety Certificate
+ FFE – Fire Fighting Equipment

💎 Premium Service: 24hr Emergency line Unlimited callouts No price hikes!

We also offer a complete 24hr home-care package, starting at 35p per day, meaning you have access to all of our services, all the time! If you want to ensure your home/property remains in its best possible condition, give us a call, or head over to our website for a quote.

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📞 Phone: 01355 201206

Learn more about Gas Safety Requirements for Homeowners in the UK