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Home Appliance Care is lending a hand to landlords with an easy to book online gas safety check service and a range of information specifically tailored to help landlords meet their legal responsibilities to tenants regarding gas safety.

Legal Responsibilities - Gas Safety


If you are a landlord letting out properties that contain gas appliances, you should be aware of and comply with the laws relating to gas safety.


As a landlord you are legally responsible for ensuring that a Gas Safe Registered engineer carries out a gas safety check on all of the gas appliances, pipework & flues in your property every 12 months to ensure they are maintained in a safe condition for your tenant.



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Am I A Landlord?


In relation to domestic gas under the gas safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (GS(IU)R 98), a landlord is anybody who rents out a property that they own, under a lease that is shorter than 7 years or under a licence. Regardless of whether you are a landlord under these regulations (GS(IU)R 98) you may be considered a landlord under other related legislation.



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Do you suspect an appliance is unsafe?


It is illegal for anyone to use a gas appliance that they suspect to be unsafe. If you think a gas appliance is unsafe, turn the appliance off and do not touch it until it has been checked by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer.



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