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Landlord Certificates

Landlords or their agents have a statutory duty to:

  • Ensure that fittings and flues are maintained in a safe condition, this means that you should have gas installations and appliances serviced regularly and keep a record of the service.
  • Have a safety check carried out on all gas appliances and flues annually or within 12 months before the start of a new tenancy.
  • Check gas installations and appliances immediately before the start of any new tenancy, even if the gas safety certificate is still current.
  • Have all installation, maintenance and safety checks carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer only.
  • Keep a record of each safety check for 2 years – this will be issued by the Gas Safe installer.
  • Have a copy of the Gas Safe installer's safety check report sent to each current tenant within 28 days of the safety check, or to new tenants before occupation.
  • The statutory regulations are: Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.
  • These regulations are enforced by the Health and Safety Executive.

What your property should have:

  • Safe, well maintained gas installations and appliances
  • A current Landlord Gas Safety Certificate
  • A record of regular appliance servicing

Landlords should:

  • Ensure the gas meter and cut-off valve are easily accessible to the occupiers.
  • Make it clear to the tenant(s) that they should not carry out their own ‘repairs' to any gas appliance.
  • Ensure that the tenant(s) know that they must turn off the gas supply to the property and call National Grid on 0800 111 999 if they suspect a gas or carbon monoxide leak.
  • Advise the tenant(s) not to use any gas appliance that they think is unsafe.
  • Advise the tenant(s) that you will need to get access to the property to carry out the necessary safety checks and maintenance to the gas appliances (after giving reasonable notice)

Landlords should not:

  • Allow anyone other than a Gas Safe registered engineer to maintain gas installations or appliances
  • The landlord and tenants' obligations are statutory requirements and a criminal offence would occur if they were not met.
  • Landlords should take note that both the landlord and tenants' obligations are statutory requirements and a criminal offence would occur if they were not met.

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