Landlords are responsible for their properties and have a duty of care to their tenants, whether it’s a domestic or commercial property or even a holiday rental. Landlord gas responsibilities are set out in The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, but they are essentially to ensure that all gas appliances, fittings, chimneys, and flues are safe and working efficiently and that your tenants are not at risk.

Gas safety checks

To ensure your tenants’ safety, all gas appliances and flues need to undergo an annual gas safety check – which has to be carried out by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer. Once this has been done, you’ll be given a Landlord Gas Safety Record (LGSR) with details of all the checks that were carried out.

This needs to be done any time from 10-12 months after the last completed check. If you are unsure about your LGSR please contact Gas Safe Register to discuss your individual case.

Gas Safety Records required

After the annual gas safety check and once you have your Landlord Gas Safety Record, you should provide a record of this check to your tenants. Legally, a copy of your Landlord Gas Safety Record should be given to your current tenants within 28 days of the gas safety check or to new tenants, at the start of their tenancy.

If it’s a rental property for periods of less than 28 days such as an Airbnb or holiday rental, you need to ensure that you have displayed a copy of your gas safety record prominently within the property.


Landlord gas responsibilities also include ensuring that all gas pipework, appliances, chimneys, and flues are kept in a safe condition. To be sure this is the case, you might want to get an annual service with a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Ensure your landlord gas responsibilities are met

Get in touch with Deacon Heating and Plumbing for more information on Landlord Gas Safety Checks, how to make sure that you are meeting your responsibities as a landlord and keeping your tenants safe.