The Gas Safety (Installation and Use)(Amendment) Regulation 2018 came in to force on 6 April 2018. A year on, it is worth reminding landlords of its terms. This amendment addressed the often unnecessary and unintended financial burden of over-compliance with the 12 month gas safety check.
Instead of having to begin the process early, in anticipation of access problems, landlords were given more flexibility in meeting the requirements of the legislation. An MOT style system was introduced which allowed landlords to carry out their annual gas safety check between 10 and 12 months from the date of the last check.
For example, if your Gas Safety Certificate runs out on 1 Dec 2019, you can have a check done on 1 Oct 2019 and still preserve the 1 Dec 2020 deadline to have it renewed.
Landlords now retain their “deadline date” and no longer lose those 2 months, which would have potentially resulted in them paying for 11 or 12 checks in a 10 year period instead of the statutory 10.
Get in touch with our team if you need a reminder of how this change affected you.