The responsibility for gas safety in a rented property lies with the landlord but tenants should also be aware of the laws and regulations so that they understand what to expect. For example, landlords are required to have an annual gas safety check carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer, but, landlords are not always required to install carbon monoxide alarms.
You can find out more about appropriate gas safety regulations for rentals below.
Gas safety for landlords
Staying on top of the gas safety in a property you’re renting out may seem like extra hassle but as a landlord you have a number of responsibilities to take into consideration. Cutting corners on gas safety in your properties can have serious impacts, so it pays to understand what your obligations are.
To take some of the headache away we’ve pulled together a guide on everything you need to know about gas safety in a rented property here.
Gas safety for tenants
When you move into a rented property your landlord must provide you with a Landlord’s Gas Safety Record. Unchecked and badly maintained gas appliances pose a potentially lethal risk to your safety and health due to risk of fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.
As a tenant it’s important that you understand what your landlord is responsible for. You can find out about your rights on our page about gas safety for tenants.
Gas safety for students
Gas safety may not be the first thing many students think of, but as tenants they also need to be aware of what they can do to stay safe and their landlords responsibilities. Find out more about students and gas safety.