GeneralPlease be aware that it is a legal requirement that anyone installing, maintaining, testing or repairing a gas appliance, associated pipe work and flues, in the UK is a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer.
All gas appliances, associated pipe work and flues, should be regularly serviced and tested by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, normally annually, to ensure that they are operating within the specified safety limits.
Landlords have a legal duty to hold a valid gas safety certificate for all gas appliances, associated pipe work and flues, that they own at a property and that are provided for the tenant’s use. Where the tenant supplies their own appliance the landlord still has responsibility for the associated pipe work and flues.
More information for landlords, tenants and home owners can be found in the domestic gas frequently asked questions section of the Health & Safety Executive’s website at http://www.hse.gov.uk/gas/domestic/faqs.htm.