Gas Safety Regulations

It is the responsibility of the landlord to arrange for landlords gas certificates to be completed every 12 months. It is imperative you keep a record of when each appliance was checked and any defects found and repaired. You must hold onto landlords gas certificates for 2 years after completion to be inline with gas safety regulations.

The landlords gas certificates also show that fittings and flues are maintained in a safe condition and are complying with all gas safety regulations.

Another of the gas safety regulations is that all gas installations and appliances must be checked immediately before the start of any new tenancy, even if the gas safety certificate is still current.

You must ensure that your tenant receives a copy of landlords gas certificates within 28 days of being carried out. A copy of the current/ updated landlords gas certificates (CP12) must be issued to the existing tenant annually or alternatively to any new tenant before they move in.

The statutory regulations are: Gas Safety Regulations (Installation and Use) 1998. These regulations are enforced by the Health and Safety Executive.