Gas Access Kit

4.3.6.4 Gas

4. Property management
4.3 Tenancy management
4.3.6 Services
4.3.6.4 Gas
All gas appliances, flues, installation pipework etc. must be maintained in a safe condition in accordance with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.

A gas safety check must be carried out every 12 months by a Gas Safe-registered engineer, and a record kept for two years. You must issue a copy of this safety check to each existing tenant within 28 days of the check being completed and to any new tenants before they move in.

You should ensure that new tenants understand how to turn off the gas supply in case of an emergency. If a fault is reported, this must be dealt with immediately.

The rules about gas safety are very strict.  You will find information on the HSE website (they are the regulator) and on the Gas Safe Register website.