Landlords have many legal duties for private residential accommodation and other property types.

Under “The Gas Safety Regulation (1998)” landlords have three main responsibilities: 

1. Gas safety checks

To ensure your tenants’ safety, all gas appliances, pipework and chimneys or flues need to have an annual gas safety check by a registered engineer. Once completed, you’ll be provided with a gas safety certificate that details all the checks. 

2. Gas safety certificate (CP12)

Following the annual gas safety check, landlords need to provide their tenants with a copy of the gas safety certificate, also known as a CP12 certificate. You need to keep copies of the gas safety certificate for at least two years. Landlords should provide new tenants with a copy of the gas safety certificate at the start of the tenancy and existing tenants within 28 days of each annual gas safety check, if there is a gas installation.

3. Maintenance

It is a landlord’s responsibility to make sure that all gas pipework, appliances, chimneys and flues are kept in safe condition. All gas appliances need to be serviced regularly. This should be done annually or according to the appliances instructions and must be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Dangerous gas work can be deadly. Badly fitted and poorly serviced appliances can cause gas safety risks such as gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.

So can we help? 

We appreciate many landlords are busy enough and could do without the hassle of gas appliance and heating system issues. Our servicing and repairs division, Home Heating Services & Repairs, will schedule and carry out your annual gas safety checks, ensuring that you meet your legal requirements and that all gas fittings and appliances are safe to use. 

Once all gas fittings and appliances are checked we will issue you with a Gas Safe Certificate, ensuring you and your tenants are safe and covered.

call us on 01738 310120