Does a caravan need a gas safety certificate?

Does a caravan need a gas safety certificate?

Most parks now require that privately owned static caravans have an annual gas safety check. This law states that if you let a property, you must make sure all gas appliances you provide are properly maintained and a gas safety check is carried out every 12 months by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Are caravan parks regulated?

All caravan sites (holiday, residential and touring) are regulated under the same two Acts from the 1960s. Residential parks and pitches are regulated under the Mobile Homes Act 1983 (as amended).

How long does a gas certificate last on a caravan?

three months
However, if you wish to sell your caravan, the certificate you present must have been issued within three months of the sale being completed. So in this sense, a gas certificate lasts for three months.

How often does a caravan need a gas certificate last?

If you let your caravan or holiday home, it is your responsibility to ensure that any gas appliances are properly maintained. It is mandatory by law that a gas safety inspection must be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer every 12 months.

What do caravan site fees cover?

A static caravan site fee, or pitch fee as we usually refer to it, is the amount you pay to keep your holiday home at the park for the year. It includes the cost of making water and electricity available to your holiday home and winter storage for parks that don’t have a 12-month season.

Is it illegal not to have a gas safety certificate?

Landlords are required to repeat this gas inspection every year. It’s the only way to legally obtain a gas safety certificate, which is only valid for 12 months. Without it, the property cannot be let. Letting a property that doesn’t safely use gas is absolutely illegal and can be viewed as a criminal offence.

Can a Gas Safe engineer work on LPG?

Fixed appliances You’ll need to ensure that all fixed LPG gas appliances are serviced and safety checked every year by a Gas Safe registered engineer. For instance, if you’ve got an LPG cooker on your boat, the engineer will need to be registered to work on boats, cookers and LPG.

What size gas bottle do I need for my caravan?

The most commonly purchased gas bottle is the 6kg bottle, which weighs between 7-10kg empty and 15-17kg once filled. Most modern caravans have a dedicated space for at least one 6kg bottle with the filled weight factored into the total weight allowance.