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Gas servicing

Poorly maintained gas appliances are a serious threat in the home, and carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal.

Leaseholders are responsible for maintaining all gas appliances and flues in their leasehold properties. Under new lease regulations, leaseholders must now be able to prove that their gas appliances are well maintained. If you cannot provide a valid gas safety record on request, you will be in breach of your lease, and Haringey Council has the right to take legal action against you.

If you sublet your property you are also responsible to your tenants under the Gas Safety (Installations and Use) Regulations 1998. This means you must:

  • Ensure that all gas appliances, installation pipework and flues for which you are responsible, are in a safe condition.
  • Arrange for your gas appliances and flues to be checked for safety every 12 months.
  • Ensure the work is carried out using a Gas Safe registered fitter by asking to see a current Gas Safe registration certificate or ringing the Gas Safe Register on 0800 408 5500.
  • Keep a record of all safety checks carried out for at least 2 years after the safety check.
  • Ensure your tenant receives a copy of the gas safety check record within 28 days of the inspection.
  • Ensure any new tenant receives a copy of the current gas safety check record before they move in for the first time.

The Health and Safety Executive website has full information on gas safety and gas checks for both home owners and landlords. Or call their Advice Line on 0800 300 363.

All gas works in your home must be done by a Gas Safe registered gas engineer. This includes installing, repairing or servicing a gas boiler, or a gas fire, cooker or hob. You can check on the Gas Safe Register website if your tradesmen is registered.


 Exclamation iconYou will be in breach of your lease and may face legal action if you cannot provide a valid gas safety record on request.


 

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Page Last Updated:

17 August 2016