2. Your landlord's safety responsibilities

Your landlord must keep the property you live in safe and free from health hazards.

Gas safety

Your landlord must:

  • make sure gas equipment they supply is safely installed and maintained by a Gas Safe registered engineer
  • have a registered engineer carry out a gas safety on each appliance and/or flue annually
  • give you a copy of the gas safety check record before you move in, or within 28 days of the check

Electrical safety

Your landlord must make sure:

  • the electrical system (eg sockets and light fittings) is safe
  • all appliances they supply (eg cookers, kettles) are safe

Fire safety

Your landlord must:

  • follow fire safety regulations - eg by checking you have access to escape routes at all times
  • make sure furniture and furnishings they supply are fire safe
  • provide fire alarms and extinguishers (depending on the size of the property)

You can get fire safety advice online.

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