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A Guide to Landlord Certificates

Landlord certificates are a necessity for every property owner. If you have recently become a landlord, you need to get up to speed with what you are legally required to do, in order to stay above the law. They can seem like a complicated expensive, but this blog post explains them in a simple manner.

Who is required to get landlord certificates?

Any landlord is required to get landlord certificates. This is not just limited to homeowners, and also applies to owners of:

  • flats
  • hostels
  • hotels
  • b&bs
  • restaurants 
  • cafes
  • and many more...

If you are unsure if you are required to get landlord certificates, feel free to get in touch with our team today. It is better to be safe rather than sorry!

How often do I need to update my certificates?

Your certificates need to be updated every year, to check your property is always as safe and efficient as possible. The safety of your tenants is your responsibility, so make sure you keep on top of it.

How do I get landlord certificates?

In order to receive landlord certificates, you need to pass a set of gas safety checks. During the checks we test all of the electrical appliances supplied by you, making sure they are safe and efficient. Appliances checked include gas boilers, stoves, cookers and fires- amongst any others. When your property passes all necessary checks, you will receive your certificates.

What happens if I fail my gas safety checks?

If you fail any of our tests, we will work with you to explain the issue and aim to get it rectified as quickly as possible. Once your property is safe, we will try and carry out the checks again, repeating the original process.

What do I do when I have my certificates?

When you receive your certificates, you need to give a copy of them to any current tenants within 28 days of them being issued to you. Alternately, any new tenants need to receive copies of the most current landlord certificates as soon as they arrive. You should keep your certificates in your records for up to 24 months.

Need your landlord certificates updated in Bloxwich?

Our team offer gas safety checks and landlord certificates across Perrybarr, Walsall, Cannock, Bloxwich, Aldridge. If you need to update your certificates, feel free to contact our team today to find out more. To get in touch, give us a call on 01922 712 440 or email us at homeheatingwalsall@gmail.com. We hope to hear from you soon!