As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants.
The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 deal with landlords’ duties to ensure gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants are safe. Appliances, fittings and flues in a communal area but which may be used by tenants are also included. You are responsible for the maintenance and repair of flues, appliances and pipework provided for your tenants use.
Good practice would be the demonstration of regular, annual maintenance checks and subsequent repairs by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
You are also responsible for ensuring an annual gas safety check is carried out within 12 months of the installation of a new appliance or flue which you provide, and annually thereafter by a Gas Safe Registered engineer. You must keep a record of the safety check for 2 years and issue a copy to each existing tenant within 28 days of the check being completed – and issue a copy to any new tenants before they move in.
A Landlords Gas Safety Certificate must be renewed every 12 months