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Gas Safety Certificate Changes 2018

Gas Safety Certificate Changes

A new MOT-style certificate means that landlords can carry out the annual gas safety check in the two months before the due date and retain the existing expiry date.

So, if your gas safety check is due on the 30th of March but it is carried out on the 15th of March, the new certificate will retain the 30th March expiry date and there will be no foreshortening of the inspection period.

This will also make it far simpler to keep track of the renewal date going forward as it will always be the same date!

Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (GSIUR) as amended. Approved Code of Practice and guidance

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 came into force on 6 April 2018.

This Approved Code of Practice and guidance gives advice on how to meet the requirements of GSIUR and the amending regulations.

This guidance is for anyone who may have a duty under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, including those who install, service, maintain or repair gas appliances and other gas fittings. Landlords also have duties under these regulations.

  • introduce a degree of flexibility to the timing of landlords’ annual gas safety checks. This change means that landlords can carry out the annual gas safety check in the two months before the due date and retain the existing expiry date.  This avoids landlords waiting until the last minute and not gaining access, or having to shorten the annual cycle check to comply with the law. There is no change to the legal requirement for an annual gas safety check or for maintenance to be carried out

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