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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.

For more information visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/gas/landlords/index.htmopens in new window