Gas Safety

The legislation means that all landlords must supply tenants with a full gas safety inspection of all gas appliances in rented accommodation.

Landlord's responsibilities

If you let a property equipped with gas appliances, you have three main responsibilities:

  • Maintenance: pipework, appliances and flues must be maintained in a safe condition. The landlord should service gas appliances under the manufacturer’s instructions. If these are not available, it is recommended that they are serviced annually unless advised otherwise by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

  • Gas safety checks: the landlord must carry out a 12 monthly gas safety check on every gas appliance/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 provided to your tenant within 28 days of the check being completed or to new tenants before they move in. Landlords must keep copies of the gas safety record for two years.

  • All installation, maintenance, and safety checks must be carried out by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer.

If a tenant has their own gas appliance that you have not provided, you are responsible for maintaining the gas pipework but not for the actual appliance.