Landlords are legally responsible for the safety of their tenants. Landlords should make sure maintenance and annual safety checks on gas appliances are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. By law, landlords must make sure:
- pipe-work, appliances and flues provided for tenants are maintained in a safe condition
- that all appliances and flues that they provide for tenants use have an annual safety check
- that maintenance and annual safety checks are carried out by an engineer registered with Gas Safe Register
- all gas equipment (including any appliance left by a previous tenant) is safe or otherwise removed before re-letting
- a gas safety record is provided to the tenant within 28 days of completing the check or to any new tenant before they move in
- they keep a copy of the gas safety record for two years
Landlords have responsibilities for gas safety. All gas appliances provided by the landlord must be correctly maintained and a gas safety check must be carried out every 12 months by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
If you are a tenant always:
- Ask for a copy of the landlord’s current gas safety record before you move in or after the being carried out.
- Check the ID card of any gas engineer that comes to do work in your home. The engineer must be Gas Safe registered.
- Check the engineer is qualified for the work you need doing - you can find this information on the back of the ID card.
- Cooperate with your landlord and let a registered engineer in when a gas safety check or servicing needs to be done.
- Arrange for any gas appliances you own to be regularly serviced and safety checked every year.
Don’t cut corners with gas – be Gas Safe.