Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998
Under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, it is a criminal offence
to let premises with gas installations pipe-work and appliances that have not been
checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer. The landlord should ensure that all gas
appliances are serviced and maintained at least once a year and keep a record of
such maintenance, which must be undertaken by a Gas Safe registered engineer
in order to comply with the regulations. By law a gas safety check must be carried out
once a year and a copy given to the tenant prior to the commencement of the tenancy.
- Pipe work, appliances and flues provided for tenants and maintained in a
- All appliances and flues that are provided for tenants use have gas safety
check every 12 months
- Maintenance and annual safety checks are carried out by a business/engineer www.gassaferegister.co.uk registered on the Gas-Safe register
- All gas equipment (including any appliances left by previous tenants) is safe
or otherwise removed before re-letting
- Provide a record of safety checks to the tenant within 28 days of completing
the check or to any new tenant before they move in
- Keep a copy of the safety check record for two years
The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1993
It is a criminal offence, punishable by a fine and/or a prison term, to let premises with upholstered furniture which cannot be proven to comply with the safety regulations. The landlord must ensure that all furniture, soft furnishings, padded beds and headboards, mattresses, pillows and cushions supplied to the property comply with
the provisions of the Furniture and Furnishing (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1993.
If labels are not on the relevant items or satisfactory documented proof of compliance is not received prior to the commencement of the tenancy, we reserve the right to remove and dispose of non-compliant items at the cost of the landlord.