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Gas Safety Checks for Landlords

As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 specifically deal with the duties of landlords to ensure that gas appliances, fittings & flues provided for tenants' use are safe. Remember, safety checks are not only part of your legal requirements, they ensure that appliances are working correctly and guard against the dangers of carbon monoxide. Landlords who have breached the gas safety laws and put lives at risk have faced tough sentencing recently in the courts. Their punishment sends a clear warning to anyone tempted to break the law and is helping to crack down on illegal gas work. Regulations change - keep up to date. To contact Gas Safe Register to find out if your engineer is registered, call 0800 408 5500.

Annual Gas Safety Checks:   As a landlord, you have a duty to ensure:

  • Gas fittings (appliances, pipework) and flues are maintained in a safe condition

  • All installation, maintenance and safety checks are carried out by a Gas Safe Registered Installer

  • An annual safety check is carried out on each gas appliance/flue by a Gas Safe Registered Installer. Checks need to have taken place within one year of the start of the tenancy/lease date, unless the appliances have been installed for less than 12 months, in which case they should be checked within 12 months of their installation date.

  • A record of each safety check is kept for two years.

  • A copy of the current safety check record, which can be either a Gas Safe Landlord's Gas Safety Record or something similar, is issued to each existing tenant within 28 days of the check being completed, or to any new tenant before they move in.

Please note: An appliance service inspection will not necessarily meet the information recording requirements of a landlord's annual safety check, nor will the annual safety check be sufficient to provide effective maintenance. Always ask the advice of a Gas Safe Registered Installer.

GAS Safe Register (previously known as CORGI)

Landlords - we can carry out your Gas Safety Checks - 

Please call us for an appointment:

Tel: 01224 643204  or  08000 158 007 or  Email

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