Who's Responsible for a Gas Leak in a Rented Property?

Who's Responsible for a Gas Leak in a Rented Property?

Landlords are legally required to ensure that gas appliances provided in their property are safe and regularly checked. Tenants are responsible for any gas appliances that they own, but landlords are responsible for any flues, pipework or chimneys they are connected to.

It is illegal for landlords to allow the use of a gas appliance if they suspect it to be unsafe (HSE). If you think one of your gas appliances is unsafe, turn the appliance off and do not touch it until an engineer has carried out a gas safety check.

If you suspect a gas leak, you should immediately do the following:

– Call the National Grid’s emergency freephone number: 0800 111 999.

– Open all doors and windows.

– Shut off the gas supply at the meter control valve (if you know where it is).