The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1994
On 31st October 1994 the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1994 came into force.
Under Regulations 35(2) it is duty of any person (i.e. Landlord) who owns a gas appliance to maintain the appliance and the pipework and to keep both in a safe condition so as to prevent risk or injury to any person.
The Regulations cover all appliances and all types of Gas i.e. mains propane or calor gas for heating, lighting, cooking or other purposes for which gas can be used.
The owner (i.e. Landlord) of any gas appliance must ensure that a qualified gas engineer checks each appliance for safety at least every 12 months, e.g. an employee of British Gas or a GAS SAFE registered person.
A record must be kept of all safety inspections and the results open to Tenants inspection by law.
The Landlord must have a Gas Safety Inspection carried out before a Tenant(s) occupies the property and signs the tenancy agreement.
A copy of the certificate must be given to the tenant before the tenancy commences. If the Landlord is unable to, The Property Shop will provide the certificate at the Landlord/s expense.
Every year about 30 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by gas appliances and flues that have not been installed or maintained properly.