Landlords or their agents have a statutory duty to:
- Ensure that fittings and flues are maintained in a safe condition. This means that you should have gas installations and appliances serviced regularly and keep a record of the service.
- Have a safety check carried out on all gas appliances and flues annually or within 12 months before the start of a new tenancy.
- Check gas installations and appliances immediately before the start of any new tenancy, even if the gas safety certificate is still current.
- Have all installation, maintenance and safety checks carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer only.
- Keep a record of each safety check for 2 years – the Gas Safe installer will issue this.
- Give a copy of the Gas Safe installer’s safety check report to each current tenant within 28 days of the safety check, or to new tenants before occupation.
The statutory regulations are: Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.
These regulations are enforced by the Health and Safety Executive.
What your property should have:
- Safe, well maintained gas installations and appliances
- A current Landlord Gas Test Safety Certificate
- A record of regular appliance servicing
If you are a landlord with your gas appliances unchecked, call us today for your Landlords Gas Safety Certificate.