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Guidance for Landlords

A landlord is anyone who rents out a property they own under a lease or a licence that is shorter than seven years. As a landlord, you are legally responsible for the safety of your tenants in relation to gas safety.

By law you must:

  • Repair and maintain gas pipework, flues and appliances in safe condition
  • Ensure an annual gas safety check on each appliance and flue
  • Keep a record of each safety check

You should also keep your tenants informed about their responsibilities while they are staying in your property.

The publications below are guidance on gas safety, the control of legionella bacteria which can lead to Legionnaires disease and working with Asbestos.

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Also available from HSE:

Free leaflets

INDG 238 Gas appliances - Get them checked Keep them safe (PDF) opens in new window, and INDG 238 Welsh language (PDF)opens in new window

INDG 285 Landlords A guide to landlords' duties: Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (PDF) opens in new window, and INDG 285 Welsh language (PDF)opens in new window

INDG 387 (rev1) Safe working with LPG-fuelled motor vehicles (PDF) opens in new window

INDG 327 Working safely with acetylene (PDF)opens in new window

INDG 459 Oxygen use in the workplace Fire and explosion hazards (PDF) opens in new window

INDG 428 Inspecting and maintaining or replacing buried metallic pipework carrying LPG vapour Advice for commercial and industrial users of LPG (PDF) opens in new window

HSG274 Part 2 Legionnaires' disease Part 2: The control of legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems (PDF) opens in new window

Information sheets

CAIS23 (rev3) Gas safety in catering and hospitality (PDF) opens in new window

CAS10 (rev3) Ventilation of kitchens in catering establishments (PDF) opens in new window

CAS12 (rev2) Maintenance priorities in catering (PDF) opens in new window

Technical Bulletin 101 from HSE and the Gas Safe register (PDF) opens in new window