Landlord Gas Safety Certificate Required At The Start Of The Tenancy
A recent case caught my eye. Since the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations of 1998 came into force and were later changed by Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Amendment Regulations 2018 introduced on 6th April 2018, I have spent long hours explaining to landlords the regulations and the need for valid Gas Safe Certificates.
I remember one notable day asking a landlord for a current gas safe certificate which he duly presented – despite the fact it was clearly marked ‘failed’. Not all landlords are as good as those I usually associate with.
The case I mentioned was that of a landlady who had applied for possession, which had been granted, on a Section 21 notice. The tenant was not happy about this and appealed the eviction on the grounds that the gas safe certificate was not provided until well after he had moved into the property.