Gas appliances can be dangerous if they are in poor condition. We have a legal responsibility to service and inspect the gas appliances in your home every year and we want to help keep you safe.
Where we have fitted a gas fire or gas hot water system our contractors will arrange an appointment to check each appliance in your home and will give you a copy of the gas check certificate.
It is a condition of your tenancy that this inspection and service is carried out and you must allow our contractors access to your home to carry out the work. We may have to take legal action to gain access to do the work.
If you smell gas in your home call the free 24 hour national gas emergency number on 0800 111 999. You should do this whether the smell is inside or outside your property.
When you call you will be asked a series of questions. These are designed to build a picture of the reported gas escape or gas emergency.
Your answers will help the operator to identify the right gas safety advice for you. This may include:
- not turning electrical switches on or off
- opening doors and windows
- turning the gas off at the meter - unless the meter is located in the cellar/basement
- avoiding the use of naked flames.