Gas appliances that have been supplied by the landlord in tenanted
accommodation are, by law, required to be tested and certified on an annual basis.
Properties requiring certification are those that are occupied for residential
purposes and covered by licence, tenancy agreement for a set time period, or a lease, this
includes a lease under a term of 7 years including rooms to let in bedsit accommodation, bed and breakfast premises, private households, rented holiday
homes including chalets, flats, narrow boats on inland waterways) and caravans
if they are hired.
Managing agents may be
used however, responsibility for ensuring that all necessary checks are
carried and and records accurately kept needs to be clearly defined.
What Are My Main
Duties As A Landlord?
Ensure gas fittings and flues are maintained in a
Ensure an annual safety check is carried
out on each gas appliance/flue.
All installation, maintenance and safety checks to
be carried out by a CORGI registered gas installer.
Keep a record of each safety check for 2 years.
Issue of copy of the safety check record to each
tenant within 28 days
The Safety inspection
the date the
appliance or flue was examined and the address where the appliance
the landlords details
(name, address and, where necessary managing agents details)
location of the appliance or flue.
recognition of and
recording of any defects
the name and
signature of the gas operative and the CORGI registration number of
the engineer of their employer.
The following checks will
be carried out to ensure the appliance is safe to use:
pressure or heat input, or where necessary both
correct operation of
ventilation is available where required
visual examination of
the flue system
results of a flue flow test
results of a spillage test
termination is satisfactory
the appliance is safe
On completion of the
above safety checks the gas operative will accurately record the findings on the Landlord/Homeowner Gas Safety Record. This
document is in 3 parts. One to be kept by the Landlord, one to be
issued to the tenants and the third to be kept by the gas
The Health and Safety Executive produce a useful brochure giving more
information. HSE Website -
have also produced a brochure which you may view or download from their
website called 'Gas
Safety in Rental Accommodation - A Guide for Landlords and Tenants'
Landlords - A guide to landlords' duties
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