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Landlord Gas Safety Record: the low down
As a landlord letting a residential property, you have a legal duty to ensure it’s safe for your tenants. This means you’re required by law to get a Gas Safe registered engineer to do an annual gas safety check on all gas appliances – and it’s the results of these checks that are recorded in your Landlord Gas Safety Record. You’ll receive a copy, and you’ll need to provide a record of this check to your tenants.
In your record, you should find:
- A description and location of each appliance or flue that was checked
- The name, registration number and signature of the engineer who made the checks
- The date the checks were carried out
- The address of the property where the appliances or flues are installed
- Your name and address (or an agent’s where applicable)
- Information on any safety defects and actions needed or taken to fix them
- The results of all operational safety checks carried out on the appliances
The gas pipework in your rented property must also be kept in a safe condition. Installation pipework is not covered by the annual gas safety check, but both we and the HSE recommend that when you request a safety check, you ask your Gas Safe registered engineer to:
- Test for tightness on the whole gas system, including installation pipework
- Visually examine the pipework (so far as is reasonably practicable)
Want to see an example of what the Landlord Gas Safety Record should look like? Download it here.
Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, you’ll find lots more information on gas safety in rented accommodation in the Gas Safe Renting A Property section.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice for landlords
The HSE have provided specific guidance for landlords, to help them with understanding their responsibilities during the pandemic. https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/help-and-advice/covid-19-advice-and-guidance/landlords/.