Gas Safety in Your Home – Our Responsibilities
As your landlord we are legally responsible for your safety. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 place duties on landlords to ensure gas appliances, fittings and chimneys/flues provided for tenants are safe.
Our main responsibilities are outlined by the Gas Safe Register, which are summarised below:
- Maintenance: we repair and maintain pipework, appliances and chimney/flues to ensure they are always safe and in good working order.
- Gas safety checks: we carry out annual gas safety checks on each gas appliance/flue. This will ensure gas appliances and fittings are safe to use. There is a legal requirement on us as landlord to have all gas appliances safety checked by a registered engineer annually and to ensure all gas pipework and flues are in a safe condition.
- Record: we provide A record of the annual gas safety check to our existing tenants within 28 days of completion, or to new tenants upon the start of their tenancy.. We keep copies of the record for at least 2 years.
If you have any concerns over the safety of your gas appliance(s) please contact us so we can arrange for a Gas Safe Engineer to attend to ensure the safety of your appliance(s). Please note that in some circumstances you may be recharged for this service.