As professional central heating engineers, we can provide all the gas safety checks and documentation you will need to ensure you and your property remains compliant with the law.
What landlord responsibilities do I have for gas safety?
• Maintenance – All appliances, flues and gas pipework must be maintained in a safe condition. Gas appliances should be regularly serviced in line with the manufacturer’s guidelines, but if instructions aren’t available, then the Gas Safe Register recommend annual servicing, unless advised otherwise by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
• Gas safety checks – an annual gas safety check must be carried out on every gas appliance and flue. A gas safety check will make sure gas fittings and appliances are safe to use.
• Record – a record of the annual gas safety check must be given to the tenant within 28 days of the check being undertaken or to new tenants before they move in. Landlords must keep copies of the gas safety record for two years.
It is also the responsibility of the landlord to ensure that all maintenance and checks are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. If a tenant has their own gas appliance that has not been provided by the landlord, then it’s the landlord’s responsibility to maintain and check the pipework but not the appliance itself. Tenants must also be aware of where to turn the gas off in the property in the event of an emergency.