Landlords have a duty to ensure that all gas appliances in rented accommodation are safe and maintained under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.

Changes from 1 April 2009
From 1 April 2009, Corgi registered plumbers will no longer be able to carry out gas safety checks. Only “Gas Safe Register” plumbers will be able to carry out the task. Any certificate produced prior to 1 April 2009 will remain valid until it expires.

How often should a gas safety inspection be carried out? 
It is an offence for landlords to fail to have gas safety checks carried out within 12 months of the last inspection [r36(3)].

Who should carry out the checks?
Only certain “Gas Safe Register” gas engineers should carry out gas safety checks.

How does the landlord know if a Gas safety register engineer is legally able to carry out a gas safety check?
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