Landlord Responsibilities

When carrying out landlords gas certificates (CP12’s) the following will be checked:

• gas supply
• gas appliances
• gas flues
• ventilation

If the gas engineer identifies any problems with the appliances whilst completing landlords gas certificates as part of landlord responsibilities they must get a gas safe registered engineer to complete the works required. The gas engineer has the power to seal off any faulty equipment or request the gas company (TRANSCO) to cut off the supply to the property. If a landlord fails to have remedial work carried out or doesn’t provide landlords gas certificates it is a criminal offense. The Health and Safety Executive can then prosecute.

Landlord responsibilities are to:

• Ensure the gas meter and cut-off valve are easily accessible to the tenant(s)
• Make tenants aware that they cant make any repairs/ alterations to gas appliances
• Ensure your tenants know that the gas supply to the property must be switched off and they must call TRANSCO on 0800 111 999 if they suspect a gas or carbon monoxide leak.
• Advise tenants not to use any gas appliance they think are unsafe.
• It is the landlord responsibilities to inform the tenant(s) that a gas safe registered engineer will require access to the property to carry out annual landlords gas certificates (CP12).

Tenants responsibilities:

• Report any faulty equipment or problems to the landlord immediately.
• Purchase and install a carbon monoxide detector
• Make sure that exit routes are clear.
• Keep gas appliances in good condition.
• Ask the landlord to provide a copy of landlords gas certificates
• If you suspect there is a gas leak, contact the gas supplier immediately.