It’s Gas Safety Week, are you aware of your landlord responsibilities?
As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 deal with landlords’ duties to make sure gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants are safe.
You are responsible for the maintenance and repair of flues, appliances and pipework provided for your tenants use; by a Gas Safe registered link to external website engineer.
You are also responsible for ensuring an annual gas safety check is carried out within 12 months of the installation of a new appliance or flue which you provide and annually thereafter by a Gas Safe Registered engineer.
A record of the safety check must be kept for 2 years and a copy must be issued to each existing tenant within 28 days of the check being completed and a copy must be issued to any new tenants before they move in.
Under the Gas Safety Regulations 2018 you can have the annual gas safety check on each appliance or flue carried out up to 2 months before the date the check needs to be carried out but still retain the original deadline date as if the check had been carried out exactly 12 months after the previous check.
How we can help
A managing agent can help you meet your duties by keeping you informed of when the check is due, arranging the check with a Gas Safe registered engineer and issuing the certificate to you and your tenants. But remember, unless stated otherwise, it is always the landlord’s responsibility to make sure your safety obligations are adhered to.
If you have any questions on your obligations or require some assistance in arranging a gas safety check, please give us a call on 0113 244 0251/0121 516 2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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