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.
<your phone number>
You can also send the letter as an email attachment or through the post:
Word template: ask for a gas safety check (docx, 16 kb)
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