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Safety Regulations – Gas

Under gas legislation (as from 31 October 1994) rented properties must have an annual safety check carried out on all gas appliances – as your Managing Agents we are required to keep records of these inspections. We can arrange this servicing for you with a Gas Safe registered engineer. As a Landlord, you have a duty to ensure:

  • Gas fittings (appliances, pipework) and flues are maintained in a safe condition
  • All installation, maintenance and safety checks are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer
  • An annual safety check is carried out on each gas appliance/flue by a Gas Safe  registered Installer
  • Checks need to have taken place within one year of the start of the tenancy/lease date, unless the appliances have been installed for less than 12 months, in which case they should be checked within 12 months of their installation date
  • A record of each safety check is kept for two years
  • Failure to produce a valid certificate is a criminal offence and will result in a punishment of 6 month’s imprisonment or a fine currently £5,000, or both.  If injury or death is caused by faulty appliances then the Landlord could be facing a prison sentence