In relation to domestic gas under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (GS(IU)R 98), a landlord is anyone who rents out a property that they own under a lease that is shorter than 7 years or under a licence. Regardless of whether you are a landlord under GS(IU)R 98 you may be considered a landlord under other related legislation.
Landlords’ duties apply to a wide range of accommodation, occupied under a lease or licence, which includes, but not exclusively:
Yes, all gas appliances in your property need to be safety checked by Landlord Safety Certificates annually and serviced according to manufacturer s instructions.
Your gas certificate will be revoked. It will be classed as At Risk. ‘At Risk’ is a risk classification used by gas engineers and means that your boiler and flue system could become dangerous in the future, in this case it is used because the engineer cannot examine the length of the flue to confirm it is safe.
Yes, you can. As long as:
A landlord or gas engineer, with the landlord’s agreement, may send or give a copy of the electronic record directly to the tenant, providing the tenant is happy with this arrangement and has the ability to access it.
The gas safety check record is a record of the results of the checks carried out for the annual gas safety check. It should be issued on completion of the checks and not delayed even if defects are found or until necessary remedial action has been taken.
The record is a living document and landlords should supplement it with records of any follow up action taken (if required). This would provide a full record of the gas safety within the property.
You should not assume that an annual service inspection includes the points required by a safety check; neither should you assume that carrying out an annual gas safety check will be sufficient to provide effective maintenance. The advice of a competent Gas Safe registered engineer should be taken where necessary on action required.
We strongly recommend the use of CO alarms as one useful precaution to give tenants advance warning of CO in the property. Importantly, alarms should not be regarded as a replacement for regular maintenance and safety checks by a Landlord Safety Certificates registered engineer is crucial.
No, only a registered Landlord Safety Certificate engineer must fit and check a gas appliance. It is not acceptable for a Gas Safe registered engineer to knowingly sign-off gas work that has been carried out by a person who is not registered. Where this occurs, both the registered and unregistered installer may face prosecution.
If you notice any gas leak, you should immediately do the following:
If we recommend that more work needs to be done on your appliance always follow the advice given.
If defects are found, landlords must take appropriate action to ensure gas safety. The gas safety check record entails the results of the annual gas safety check. It should be issued on completion of the checks and not delayed even if concerns are found and not delayed until necessary safety actions have been taken. The record is a living document and landlords should supplement it with records of any follow-up action taken (if required). This would provide a full record of the gas safety within the property.
In order to operate safely, all gas appliances need the following:
Without these safety precautions dangerous levels of carbon monoxide can build up with the possibility of fatal consequences. There are some easy ways to help avoid the buildup of carbon monoxide poisoning:
You are putting lives at risk and breaking the law which could result in a substantial fine and/or a custodial sentence. At Landlord Safety Certificates Ltd, we give gas safety a high priority and will take the appropriate action to ensure compliance with the regulations.
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