The Gas Safety (installation and use) Regulations 1998 state that landlords are responsbile for ensuring that an annual safety check is carried out on all gas appliances, fittings and flues and ensuring that gas appliances, fittings and flues are maintained in a safe condition. This must be carried out by either a Gas Safe registered gas installer or British Gas,
We must therefore insist that landlords attend to the gas safety check before the property is let or that we be instructed to ask a registered contractor to carry out this work. Annual inspections will then be necessary. These can be arranged by us and invoiced to landlords whilst we are managing the property. Full details of landlords duties regarding this legislation can be found on the Health & Safety Executive website or the HMSO website or by calling the Health & Safety Gas Safety Advice line on 0800 300363.