Landlords are responsible for providing a safe living environment for their tenants, as are letting agents when it comes to selling a house. These duties include providing a Gas Safety Report and annual service check on rented properties, and in the case of a sale, a Homebuyers’ Report. Tenants must seek the landlords permission before booking any work.
Landlord Gas Safety Reports
These reports are issued after a Gas Safe engineer has checked that all of the gas appliances in your properties are safe to use, work correctly and are safe guarded against the dangers of Carbon monoxide.
What information does the Landlords Gas Safety record contain?
As a minimum, the record of a gas safety check must contain:
- Description and location of each appliance and/or flue checked
- Name, registration number and signature of the engineer who carried out the check
- Date on which the appliance and/or flue was checked
- The address of the property at which the appliance and/or flue is installed
- The name and address of the landlord (or his agent where appropriate)
- Any defect identified and any action required or taken to fix it
- Confirmation of the boiler emission results and operational safety checks carried out on the appliances
- Confirmation of property having zero gas leaks.
These reports are similar to the Landlord gas safety report in that they are issued once a Gas Safe engineer has checked all gas appliances.