By law landlords must carry out an annual gas safety check and provide tenants with a copy of the record of that check. This section gives advice on how to ensure gas appliances in your home are safe.
If you are a home owner it is recommended that all gas appliances, flues and pipework are serviced on an annual basis or in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions by a Gas Safe Registered engineer. More information is available from the gas safe register website.
Gas Safe Register (external website)
If you are a tenant there are legal requirements which your landlord must follow.
Landlords have specific duties under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, which requires them to:
Further information on gas safety for tenants can be found on the Health and Safety Executive website:
Health and Safety Executive - Gas safety - tenants (external website)
Remind your landlord of their legal duties to issue a copy to each existing tenant within 28 days of the check being completed and issue a copy to any new tenant before they move in. You may wish to write to your landlord asking to see the safety check record.
If they still refuse to provide you with a copy, you can make a complaint to the Health and Safety Executive:
Health and Safety Executive (external website)
Before reporting an issue please read the following guide on how to rent a safe home and what to expect if you contact the council:
Information for Tenants and Landlords (pdf 1.4mb)
Report an issue with gas safety
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