Landlord Safety Checks

As a landlord, you should be aware that you are legally responsible for the safety of your tenants.

If you let a property equipped with gas appliances, you have three main responsibilities under the current UK law:

Maintenance: gas pipework, appliances and chimney/flues need to be maintained in a safe condition.

Gas appliances should be serviced in accordance with the frequency given in the manufacturer’s instructions. If these are not available, annual servicing is recommended unless advised otherwise by a Gas Safe registered engineer. 

Annual Gas safety checks: gas appliances and flues must be gas safety checked annually by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer. Newly updated regulations introduced in April 2018 mean that a landlord can arrange for a gas safety check to be carried out any time from 10-12 calendar months after the previous check whilst still preserving the expiry date.

Additionally, it’s a good idea to ensure that your tenants know where and how to turn the gas off.  Ensure that anyone carrying out gas work on your property is Gas Safe registered and qualified to work on the type of gas and appliances provided.