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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?

  1. Ensure gas fittings and flues are maintained in a safe condition.

  2. Ensure an annual safety check is carried out on each gas appliance/flue.

  3. All installation, maintenance and safety checks to be carried out by a CORGI registered gas installer.

  4. Keep a record of each safety check for 2 years.

  5. Issue of copy of the safety check record to each tenant within 28 days

The Safety inspection will detail

  • the date the appliance or flue was examined and the address where the appliance is installed.  

  • the landlords details (name, address and, where necessary managing agents details)

  • description and 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:

  • appliance operating pressure or heat input, or where necessary both

  • correct operation of safety devices

  • ensure adequate ventilation is available where required

  • visual examination of the flue system

  • where applicable, results of a flue flow test

  • where applicable, results of a spillage test

  • ensure flue termination is satisfactory

  • the appliance is safe to use

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 operative.

The Health and Safety Executive produce a useful brochure giving more information. HSE Website -

CORGI 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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Landlords/Homeowner Certificate (CP1)

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