CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY – GAS INSTALLATIONS
A certificate of conformity (COC) is required by law for all permanent liquid gas installations in your house or property and must be obtained from an authorised person or an approved inspection authority, which confirms that it is safe according to the applicable standards. Examples of gas installations that require this certificate include gas fire places or gas hobs, as well as gas hot water systems, gas fireplaces, etc.
According to the pressure equipment regulations of 2009 an authorised person shall issue a COC after a gas installation or alteration of the installation and where there is a change of user or ownership. There is thus a duty on a homeowner to acquire a COC when the gas appliance is installed, changed or altered and when the property is sold.
The responsibility for obtaining this COC falls to the seller, unless the parties contractually agree otherwise.
Non-compliance is a criminal offence.
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