Gas appliances that have been supplied by the landlord in tenanted accommodation are, by law, required to be tested and certified on an annual basis.
Where managing agents are used, responsibility needs to be clearly defined for ensuring that all necessary checks are carried out and and records accurately kept.
What Are My Main Duties As A Landlord?
• Ensure gas fittings and flues are maintained in a safe condition,
• Ensure an annual safety check is carried out on each gas appliance/flue,
• Keep a record of each safety check for 2 years,
• Issue of copy of the safety check record to each tenant within 28 days.
All installation, maintenance and safety checks to be carried out by a CORGI registered gas installer.
The Safety inspection will detail:
• The date and address of the examination,
• The prospective purchasers details (name and address),
• Description and location of the appliances and/or flue,
• Recognition of and recording of any defects,
• The name and signature of the gas operative and CORGI registration details.
The following checks will be carried out to ensure the appliance is safe to use:
• Appliance operating pressure or heat input, or where necessary, both
• Correct operation of safety devices
• Ensure adequate ventilation is available where required
• Visual examination of the flue system, including satisfactory flue termination
• Where applicable, a flue flow test and/or a spillage test
The findings are entered on a Landlord/Homeowner Gas Safety Record.
For definitive information - UK Health and Safety Executive's website...