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Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 the  key legislation that imposes duties on landlords in tenancies of under 7 years in length to ensure that gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants are safe.

You can read more about Gas Safety generally in our Free Gas Safety Guide

Landlords are responsible under this legislation to ensure that all fittings and appliances are maintained and repaired by a Gas safe registered engineer.

Further, a Landlord has a duty to have a Gas safety check carried out on any new appliances within 12 months of it being fitted and annually thereafter and keep proper record to evidence this.  

The complete Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 can be downloaded HERE