As a landlord you are legally responsible for the safety of your tenants in relation to gas safety.
The Health & Safety Executive has a website dedicated to landlords' responsibilities for gas safety which has lots of useful information.
From 1st April 2009, Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI registration as the official gas safety body in the UK.
This affects landlords, tenants, agents and homeowners as only Gas Safe registered engineers should carry out work on gas appliances or installations in your home.
Are my current CORGI certificates still valid?
All current gas safety records issued by a CORGI registered engineer are valid until their expiry date (even if that is after 1st April 2009).
Any gas safety record issued after 1st April 2009 is only valid if it is issued by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
How do I know if my gas engineer is registered with Gas Safe?
You can check if your gas engineer is correctly registered by calling 0800 408 5500 or by checking on the Gas Safe Register website, http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/
What difference does it make for me as a landlord?
Landlords must have a safety check by a Gas Safe registered engineer on all gas appliances in their property every 12 months. You must give a copy of that check to your tenant within 28 days or to a new tenant before they move in.
You must keep your gas safety records for two years.
I am a tenant, what does this mean to me?
If you are a tenant please let the Gas Safe registered engineer in to the property to carry out the check. They will carry ID with them, which you should ask for.
If you think that a gas appliance is faulty, turn it off and contact your landlord or agent. In an emergency, call the Gas Emergency Number 0800 111 999.