Multiple Gas Safety inspection costs?

Multiple Gas Safety inspection costs?

11:21 AM, 12th April 2018, About 3 years ago 32

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How much is everyone paying for Gas safety inspections?

I have 8 properties, all on the same site. All have gas combi boilers & 1 gas appliance, a hob. I routinely get the combi’s serviced at the same time. My gas engineer is charging 8 x £75 to complete the work & issue 8 certificates.

That seems a lot, considering he’ll get all 8 done in a day.

That’s £600 for a day’s work, especially as it’s routine & repeat business for him.

I know rates vary around the country. I’m in South Devon. It’ll be interesting to see what everyone’s paying up & down the land.

Many thanks

Piers



Comments

by Adrian Jones

15:35 PM, 12th April 2018, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Joe Robertson at 12/04/2018 - 15:05
Presumably it depends if the Landlord told the agent he wanted the boiler serviced as well.

Lot of Landlords go for the bare minimum spend.

by Jan Martin

16:11 PM, 12th April 2018, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Adrian Jones at 12/04/2018 - 15:35
Years ago a gas engineer would service bolier anyway but now many make it a completely different job.
When I had to attend training for landlords accreditation we were told by the trainer that the boiler had to be serviced yearly .

by Philip Calver

8:17 AM, 14th April 2018, About 3 years ago

I carry out the gas service and CP12 on my own properties as I run a small gas maintenance company. As per the previous replies have stated a manufacturer can charge upto £125 for a boiler service so a combined service and CP12 which means testing the whole gas suppy and all appliances for £75 is very reasonable. If you took your car to garage a manufacturer can charge upto £140 an hour. The mechanic requires no qualifications. His work is not checked by any governing body such as gas safe and would not be held criminally liable for his work. You are paying for that person/company to sign off your property as safe. If as we have seen in the news on many occasions the tenants suffer from fatal CO poisining and the appliances have not been checked then the punishment for that would be around 6-8 years in prison for manslaughter.

by Andrew

9:19 AM, 14th April 2018, About 3 years ago

May be worth asking if your man if he can do a combination price being as all the properties are in the same area. I’m sure someone would want to take on the work if he can’t sharpen his pencil for a better price.
The individual cost doesn’t seem out the way I pay the same in Redruth and Camborne in Cornwall.
I have three properties in the same place but they all get done at different times of the year.

by Paul Tarry

18:49 PM, 15th April 2018, About 3 years ago

The OP stated his engineer can do 8 in a day hence £600

The engineer could do 8 inspections in a day, he could not complete 8 services and inspections in a day

I was at a property on Thursday preparing it for re-let, the gas engineer sorted a leak which took 1.5 hours and then an hour to get the air out of the system and make sure it was running fine

Whilst there he then serviced the boiler, emptied the magnetic filter and cleaned it, and completed the gas safety check, this took 2.5 hours at a cost of £65.00 plus the leak repair cost

Having been present during several gas safety inspections and services 2.5 hours would be normal

by Piers Calascione

19:32 PM, 15th April 2018, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Paul Tarry at 15/04/2018 - 18:49
I've checked back with my gas guy. He tells me he'll need 2 days to complete the work of 8 inspections & services. This makes £600 for the work more reasonable. At £300 a day his is the most expensive day rate out of all the trades.

by Adrian Atkins

20:22 PM, 15th April 2018, About 3 years ago

my daughter lives in rented property, boiler and hob under BG contract, engineer was there 20 minutes for service and boiler and hob safety check. one of her friends likewise said the same. but some are under pressure to do 12 a day, regardless of parking, traffic, tenants not in, etc.
Gas is the most highly regulated trade there is. I know some who have given up gas because they can make as much plumbing, without the legal threats, training centre costs for registration and repeated every five years (around £2000 in some cases, and a week or so lost work), extra insurance, professional indemnity etc.

by Michael Barnes

22:50 PM, 15th April 2018, About 3 years ago

Somerset £78 for boiler service and safety certificate.
£10 is certificate, rest is service and VAT.
Used to be less because I used a non-VAT engineer, but he retired.

Current guy told me that modern boilers mostly tell him what needs doing, and often that is nothing, but I am paying for his knowledge, training, registration, test equipment and calibration, and the occasions when more service work is required.

I often chaperone him because tenants are at work, and observe what he does. I have no complaints at this cost.

by Michael Barnes

22:55 PM, 15th April 2018, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Adrian Atkins at 15/04/2018 - 20:22
I used to have a BG contract for my home boiler, and my wife observed the servicing.
After 5 years I decided BG were too expensive and to go with the guy that did my let properties.
He pulled out a (large) part that required significant cleaning, and my wife said she had never seen a BG guy extract that part.

by Pradip Thaker

8:08 AM, 16th April 2018, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Recardo Knights at 12/04/2018 - 13:54
od morning £60 thats the cheapest i have heard .
Is your guy in Kent? If so some us guys can use him too.
Thanks


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