If you are a tenant sat in a rental property, are you aware of whether you gas safety certificate is valid, or indeed, would you know where it is? Why don’t you go and look for it now and see if it is in date? The consequences of it being out of date could be fatal.
Are you a landlord? Currently relaxing and thinking how well your properties are doing for you? Would you know if all you gas safety certificates are in date and are valid? Or even where they are? The law states that if your gas safety certificate is valid and a tenant dies through carbon monoxide poisoning, the landlord will not be prosecuted. If your gas safety certificate is invalid and somone dies through carbon monoxide poisoning, the landlord will feel the full weight of the law.
The cost of a gas safety certificate and a boiler service pales into insignificance compared to the consequences if someone dies and the paperwork is found to have lapsed. As a landlord, make sure that all your gas safety certificates are valid. An agent should not move anybody in to a property without ensuring that the gas safety certificate is in date.