Gas Services for Landlords

As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants.

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 specifically deal with the duties of landlords to ensure that gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants use are safe.

In general, a landlord’s gas safety duties apply to appliances and flues in “relevant premises” – residential properties occupied for residential purposes under either a licence, a tenancy agreement for a set term,or a lease. Essentially any lease of under seven years is covered.

Remember, safety checks are not only part of your legal requirements, they ensure that appliances are working correctly and guard against the dangers of carbon monoxide.

Safety Checks include:

  • A test on the integrity of your gas pipework
  • A check on the ventilation provision
  • Check on any appliances safety controls
  • Visual check of flues, flueways and terminals
  • A visual check on the flame pictures
  • Flue flow tests where applicable
  • Spillage tests where applicable
  • Operating pressures of appliances gas supplies
  • Gas rating of appliances
  • A check for compliance with current Building Regulations and British Standards
  • Issuing of certificates to comply with relevant laws