Letter template: ask your landlord to do a gas safety check

If your landlord has not given you a gas safety report, tell them they must arrange gas safety checks.

Copy and paste this sample text and personalise it with your details.

Subject: Gas safety check at <your address>

To <your landlord’s name>

I asked for the gas safety certificate for <your address> on <date.

Because you did not provide this, I'm concerned that a gas safety check has not been done.

I have read my rights on the Shelter Scotland website. A gas safety check should be done every year by a Gas Safe Registered installer. You must also give me a copy of the gas safety certificate within 28 days of the check being done.

If checks are not done annually, I can report this to the Health and Safety Executive.

<Tell your landlord about any issues you've noticed with gas safety here, such as a faulty boiler, gas fireplace or gas oven>

Please contact me within 2 working days to confirm when a gas safety check will be done.

Thank you

<your name>
<your phone number>
<date>

You can also send the letter as an email attachment or through the post:

Where to send your letter or email

If you rent from a private landlord, their contact details should be in your tenancy agreement or on the Scottish landlord register.

If you rent from the council or a housing association, check their website or your tenancy agreement for their contact details.

If you need more help

Check our guidance on gas safety in your home.

Last updated: 30 July 2023

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