As a landlord, what are my legal duties in relation to gas safety?
You should ensure gas appliances are serviced in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. If these aren’t available, it’s recommended that the appliances are serviced annually - unless advised otherwise - by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
You’ll also need to make sure that annual safety checks are carried out on each gas appliance and flue. These checks should be made within one year before the start of any new lease.
All installation, maintenance and safety checks must be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer, and a record of each safety check kept for at least two years.
Copies of the latest safety check record (CP12) should be given to existing tenants within 28 days of the check being completed, or to new tenants before they move in.
Does home and boiler cover include a Gas Safety record?
No. You’ll need to arrange an annual check by a Gas Safe Registered engineer to get a Gas Safety Record (CP12).
I’m a tenant. Can I take out boiler and home cover?
Yes you can. Usually a landlord takes care of emergency repairs, but you can get cover if you rent property from a private landlord. We’ll ask you to confirm that your landlord is happy for us to carry out work at their property when you make a claim.
We’re not able to cover social or housing association tenants.
Get in touch on 0800 197 4180 to buy cover for the property you're renting.
I’m a landlord. Can I take out boiler and home cover?
Yes. We can cover your home as well as up to five rental properties.
If you take out cover with us, you can give your tenants permission to contact us for assistance on your behalf – you’ll just need to give them the policy number to quote when they call.
How many properties will be covered?
One. Each property requires its own cover.