Gas Safety in Your Home

As your landlord we are legally responsible for your safety. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 place duties on landlords to ensure gas appliances, fittings and chimneys/flues provided for tenants are safe.

Our main responsibilities are outlined by the Gas Safe Register, which are summarised below:

  1. Maintenance: we repair and maintain pipework, appliances and chimney/flues to ensure they are always safe and in good working order.
  2. Gas safety checks: we carry out annual gas safety checks on each gas appliance/flue. This will ensure gas appliances and fittings are safe to use. There is a legal requirement on us as landlord to have all gas appliances safety checked by a registered engineer annually and to ensure all gas pipework and flues are in a safe condition.
  3. Record: we provide A record of the annual gas safety check to our existing tenants within 28 days of completion, or to new tenants upon the start of their tenancy.. We keep copies of the record for at least 2 years.

If you have any concerns over the safety of your gas appliance(s) please call the Gwalia contact centre on 0800 0121080 who will arrange for a Gas Safe Engineer to attend to ensure the appliance(s) operating safely and as it should.

Further advice can be found in the Gas Safety Register ‘Your guide to Gas Safety leaflet’.

Further advice on our responsibilities can be found at the Gas Safety Register’s ‘Information for Landlords’ web page.

 

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For more information on this subject or on any other matter relating to Gwalia Housing, please contact us via telephone on 0800 012 1080. Alternatively you can use our online form or send us an email. You can also connect with us via facebook or twitter.

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