By law, under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, it is your responsibility to get a Gas Safety Certificate every twelve months. You must get this from a Gas Safe Registered engineer for all pipe work, gas appliances and flues installed at your property. You must also keep copies of all the paperwork. You will need to keep a record of the safety inspection for two years, and give a copy to all of your tenants within 28 days of the inspection. If your tenants change, the new tenants will need a copy of the Gas Safety Certificate before they move in. If your contract says the letting agent is responsible, then the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 are passed on to them. What’s on a Gas Safety Certificate. As a minimum, the record of a gas safety check must contain: A description and location of each appliance and/or flue checked. The name, registration number and signature of the engineer who carried out the check. The date on which the appliance and/or flue was checked. The address of the property at which the appliance and/or flue is installed. The name and address of the landlord (or his agent) Any defect identified and any action required or taken to repair it. Confirmation of the results of operational safety checks carried out on the appliances. How to get a Gas Safety Certificate. A Gas Safety Certificate can only be produced by a qualified Gas Engineer who is Gas Safe Registered. All of our members are fully qualified and Gas Safe Registered.