The Gas Safety Regulations 1994
Apply from October 1st to all rented properties. They state that:
It shall be the duty of any person who owns a gas appliance or any installation pipework installed in the premises or any part of the premises let by him to ensure that such appliance or installation pipework is maintained in a safe condition so as to prevent risk of injury to any person.
That owner should ensure that each appliance to which that duty extends is checked for safety at intervals of not more than 12 months by, or by an employee of, a member of a class of persons approved for the time being by the Health & Safety Executive.
A record must be kept in respect of the appliance to which the duty extends of the dates of inspection, the defects identified and any remedial action taken. The record referred to must be made available on request and upon reasonable notice for the inspection of any tenant who may be affected by the use or operation of any appliance to which the records relates.
Landlords & letting agents acting for landlords are guilty of a criminal offence if annual inspections and repairs are not carried out.
- The law is applicable to:
- Central heating boiler systems
- Gas cookers
- Gas fires
- Calor gas appliances
If you have gas at your property, we will require a Landlords Safety Certificate for our files before accepting a booking. A copy should also be available in the property. If you do not have a Landlords Safety Certificate, we can arrange a safety check to be carried out by an approved engineer on the Gas Safe Register.