Landlords Gas safety Certificates

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Landlords Gas safety Certificates

Landlords Gas safety Certificates

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Gas safety checks – who needs them?

You must ensure that any gas appliances (permanent or portable), and gas flues that you own and provide for use by your tenants have regular gas safety checks.

Gas safety checks are needed by:

  • Landlords
  • Housing associations
  • Local authorities
  • Hotels and B&Bs
  • Colleges
  • Boarding schools
  • Hostels

In hotels and B&Bs, you must arrange an annual gas safety check for any gas appliances serving guest accommodation even if it is sited away from the guest accommodation.

My tenant shares the property in return for ‘rent’ (sub-letting)

As the original landlord you are still responsible for gas safety checks. You cannot transfer this responsibility to your tenant who is subletting. If your property is wholly sublet, your contract with your tenant must clearly allocate the responsibility for completing the gas safety check.

I have a family member staying rent-free in my home

Although a gas safety check is not required under the regulations, HSE strongly recommends that you maintain and service gas appliances as recommended by the manufacturer.

I employ domestic staff, who live in my home

You are classed as a landlord, so you need to arrange an annual gas safety check.

I have a lodger who pays me rent

You are classed as a landlord, so you need to arrange an annual gas safety check.

I allow students to stay with me for short periods, such as exchange trips

If a student stays with you for short periods and you are paid for things such as the students’ food, then you take on the duties of a landlord and must arrange for regular gas safety checks.

I own a shop and rent out the flat above

Domestic gas duties apply to the flat, so you must arrange an annual gas safety check.

How often do I need to arrange a gas safety check?

You must ensure that a gas safety check is done every year on each gas appliance/flue, contact Kensign Engineering Ltd