Landlord Gas Safety Responsibilities

Landlord Gas Safety Responsibilities

Landlords have certain legal responsibilities towards their tenants and could face prosecution if they don't abide by them. Below, we detail the legislation that outlines a landlord's gas safety responsibilities. Aren't sure if you're a landlord? Find out with our landlord guide.

Legal responsibilities

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

As a landlord you are legally responsible for ensuring that a Gas Safe registered engineer carries out a gas safety inspection 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.

Upon completion of the gas safety check, the engineer will provide a gas safety certificate to confirm that the gas appliances, pipework and flues have been checked and are safe to use.

You must ensure that a copy of your landlord gas safety certificate is given to your tenant within 28 days of the safety check being carried out or before they move in and you are responsible for ensuring that the certificate is renewed every year.

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