BUYING A NEW HOME
Make sure that your new home is gas safe
Homebuyers cannot always be sure when the gas appliances in their new home were last safety checked and serviced.
Ask your vendor for an annual gas safety record which shows that a Gas Safe registered engineer has checked the gas appliances.
If your vendor cannot supply an up to date annual gas safety record, you should get a Gas Safe registered engineer to check the gas appliances before you move in. This check should include the gas boiler, oven, hob and gas fire. The registered engineer will give the vendor a gas safety record which they should handover to you before you move in.
Better Gas Safe than sorry. Poorly maintained or badly fitted gas appliances can put you at risk from gas leaks, explosions, fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.
Have your prospective appliances checked for safety performance and durability beforehand.Check if parts for boilers are still available,Check chimney linings are sound, if there are problems a report could help you re- negotiate the price to allow for necessary work to be completed and safe.We will liaise with the estate agent to ensure a hassle free service,