Is my rented flat’s boiler due a check?

John Conlin / 25 October 2016

Chartered surveyor John Conlin helps a reader find out if their boiler has been checked.



Question

Three years ago when first renting my flat I was given a copy of a gas boiler check report.

I have reminded the landlord that the boiler had not been re-inspected since and he said it was done whilst I was on holiday but has not given me a copy of the report. 

How can I find out if the boiler has been checked and who did the work?

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Answer

The ‘Gas Safety Regulations 1998’ requires annual safety checks. The check is only legally valid if carried out by a registered ‘GasSafe’ engineer. 

Non-compliance by a landlord invites a fine or imprisonment. If the landlord persists in avoiding your request or you doubt the validity of a certificate contact the Health & Safety Executive at hse.gov.uk

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