3. 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 do an annual gas safety on each appliance and flue
  • 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 is safe, eg sockets and light fittings
  • all appliances they supply are safe, eg cookers and kettles

Fire safety

Your landlord must:

  • follow safety regulations
  • provide a fire alarm on each storey and a carbon monoxide alarm in rooms with a usable fireplace or woodburner
  • check you have access to escape routes at all times
  • make sure the furniture and furnishings they supply are fire safe
  • provide fire alarms and extinguishers (if the property is a large House in Multiple Occupation (HMO))