Landlord’s Gas Safety Responsibilities

Landlord’s Gas Safety Responsibilities

Landlords must ensure that all gas appliances in a property are safe for tenants to use, which requires them to:

  • Arrange for a Gas Safe registered engineer to install and maintain gas supplies. These checks must occur every 12 months.
  • Have an up-to-date gas safety record. This is sometimes referred to as a gas safety certificate. The landlord should issue this to tenants when they move in, or within 28 days of the safety checks. An engineer will also issue tenants with a gas safety record when they fit or service appliances. Tenants must keep this up to date and hold the record for two years.
  • Inform tenants of where to turn off the gas and what to do in case of an emergency.

The Gas Safe Register says that, as a minimum, the record of a gas safety check must contain:

  • A description and location of each appliance and/or flue that has been checked.
  • The name, registration number and signature of the engineer who carried out the check.
  • The date which the appliance and/or flue was checked.
  • The address of the property at which the appliance and/or flue is installed.
  • The name and address of the landlord (or their agent where appropriate).
  • Any defects identified and any action required or taken to fix it.
  • Confirmation of the results of operational safety checks carried out on the appliances.
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