D7th March 2013: With spring approaching, HomeServe is set to take the pain out of costly but essential boiler maintenance for the country’s financially-pressured residential landlords.

Until 9am on 2nd April, HomeServe will be offering landlords an annual gas safety check (CP12) for just £36 per property in the first year – or just £3 a month – compared to an industry standard of £75.

All residential properties are required to have a CP12 every year, and for landlords with sizeable portfolios, the cost – and complication – can escalate rapidly.

HomeServe’s offering also includes an additional boiler service, which could save landlords hundreds of pounds – not to mention some serious headaches – by identifying potential problems with tenants’ boilers before they go wrong.

The spring sale includes a range of home emergency cover related products in a 12 for the price of 10 offer, starting from only £71.46 a year. These offer landlords protection against a range of household problems, from burst pipes to faulty electricals to pest infestations, and allow tenants to call out help directly, taking all the hassle out of home emergencies.

HomeServe Memberships CEO Jonathan King said: “At a time when many landlords are feeling the pinch, and when many of their tenants are demanding increasing value for money, offering a CP12 with boiler service at this rate can make a real difference.

“£3 a month is less than half the cost of most other providers’ offers. And as well as saving landlords money on the inspection, and potentially even more via a boiler service, it will also give them – and their tenants – priceless peace of mind.”

Other products in the 10 for 12 sale are:


Yr1 price

Yr2 price

Gas Safety Inspection (CP12) – 1 or 2 appliances & Boiler Service



Gas Central Heating Cover



Gas Central Heating Cover EXCESS



Electric Heating Cover



Electric Heating Cover EXCESS



Emergency + Cover House



Emergency + Cover House £50 XS



Emergency + Cover Flat



Emergency + Cover Flat £50 XS



The company is also offering discounts on multiple CP12 and boiler inspection products:


Yr1 price

Yr2 price

Gas Safety Inspection (CP12) – 2 appliances



Gas Safety Inspection (CP12) – 3 appliances



Gas Safety Inspection (CP12) – 3 appliances & Boiler Service



Gas Safety Inspection (CP12) – 4 appliances



Gas Safety Inspection (CP12) – 4 appliances & Boiler Service



Gas Safety Inspection (CP12) – 5 appliances



Gas Safety Inspection (CP12) – 5 appliances & Boiler Service



The CP12 and boiler service includes:

HomeServe Annual Gas Safety Inspection

Identify and agree gas appliance(s) to be tested as part of inspection

Check appliance(s) for gas tightness

Check standing and working pressure if test points available

Check burner pressure/gas rate against manufacturers’ data plate

Check for satisfactory provision of all necessary ventilation

Test flue flow to ensure removal of products of combustion

Check satisfactory operation of all the flame failure devices

Check for physical stability, presence and effectiveness of brackets (where appropriate)

Investigate any evidence of unsafe operation and report to the Landlord

Issue gas safety certificate in accordance with agreed procedure

HomeServe Annual Gas Boiler Service

Taking the boiler apart

Cleaning all elements

Re-setting all pressures

Checking seals

Checking flueing arrangements

Checking electricity supply/connections

Checking pilot/gas pressure

HomeServe will contact landlords to arrange a gas safety inspection when it is due, using local, HomeServe-approval engineers, all of whom are Gas Safe registered and carry ID. The final gas safety record is issued to the landlord.


About HomeServe

With over 2,700 directly employed and sub-contracted engineers, Homeserve is a national emergency home repair service backed by a 24 hour claims handling and repair network

HomeServe’s new tradesmen service provides households with access vetted tradesmen who are qualified to carry out hundreds of different jobs around the home

Homeserve also offers insurance cover for plumbing, drains, electrical wiring and gas central heating.