As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 deal with landlords’ duties to make sure gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants are safe.

You are responsible for the maintenance and repair of flues, appliances and pipework which you own and have provided for your tenants use by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Although there is no prescribed timeframe for these duties, good practice would be the demonstration of regular, annual maintenance checks and subsequent repairs.

You are also responsible for ensuring an annual gas safety check is carried out within 12 months of the installation of a new appliance or flue which you provide and annually thereafter by a Gas Safe Registered engineer. You must keep a record of the safety check for 2 years and issue a copy to each existing tenant within 28 days of the check being completed and issue a copy to any new tenants before they move in.

At Failsafe Heating, we remind you the month prior to the expiry date of the current certificate, allowing you time to arrange a convenient appointment for our engineer to attend, or alternatively once you have confirmed with us that you wish to go ahead, we will contact your tenants directly to arrange the inspection at a suitable time for them.

As per HSE’s advice, as part of our Gas Safety Inspection, appliances are services as well as being checked, giving you peace of mind that as the Landlord, you are keeping your appliances in good working order for your tenants.

The costs for our Gas Safety Inspections are £68.00 and a further £40.00 for any additional appliances such as Fires etc. Cooker and hobs are checked at an additional cost of £8.00.