When selling a house, there is no legal obligation to provide a buyer with any electrical safety certificate.
When selling a house the potential buyer may want to perform a safety test on both gas and electricity for their own assurance.
Do I need a gas safety certificate when selling my house?
As a Vendor, You are is not required to supply a gas safety certificate when selling a house or a flat. If you were a landlord, you would be liable for the safety of your tenants in relation to gas safety and would have to ensure that an annual gas safety inspection was carried out and keep a record of that check.
Can you sell a house without an electrical certificate?
There is no legal duty to provide a buyer with any electrical safety certificate when selling a home or a flat. If you are selling a home or a flat then if the buyer wants to perform a test that is for their own assurance.
What certificates do you need when selling your house?
What Documents Do You Need to Sell Your House?
- Proof of your identity.
- Property title deeds.
- Shared freehold documentation.
- Energy Performance Certificate.
- Management information pack.
- Fittings and contents form.
- Property information form.
- Mortgage details.
How do I get a gas and electric safety certificate?
You can get a gas safety certificate – or Gas Safety Record form – by booking an appointment with a Gas Safe registered engineer. They’ll do a visual check on all your gas appliances, and pipework that’s accessible, to make sure they’re in good condition, and a test on the pipework to make sure there are no gas leaks.