Landlord Certification

Gas safety checks & inspection for landlords.

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 requires landlords to arrange annual safety checks of relevant gas appliances and flues to ensure that gas appliances, fittings & flues provided for tenants’ use are maintained and safe. Safety checks are not only part of your legal requirements, they ensure that appliances are working correctly and protect tenants from suffering due to poorly maintained or faulty gas appliances. Landlords who have breached the Gas Safety laws and put lives at risk have faced tough sentencing.

Whilst landlord certification is not a requisite for oil appliances, you may wish to take advantage of the oil landlord check service we supply.

As a landlord, you have a duty to ensure:

Relevant 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 Installer.
An annual safety check is carried out on installation pipework, each gas appliance and where applicable, their flues. 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. Good practice would dictate that the appliance is included on any record issued within 12 months of installation.
A record of each safety check is kept for two years.
A copy of the current safety check record is issued to each existing tenant within 28 days of the check being completed, or to any new tenant before they move in.

Please note: An appliance service inspection will not necessarily meet the information recording requirements of a landlord’s annual safety check, nor will the annual safety check be sufficient to provide effective maintenance. Always ask the advice of a Gas Safe Registered engineer.