Asking about gas safety tests

A letter you can copy

What to do:

  • Copy and paste the text below into an email or document.
  • Replace any text [in brackets] with your own information
  • Send the email to your landlord, or print out the document and send it by post.
  • If you are sending by post, keep a copy for yourself and a record of the date that the message was sent.

[Your address]
[Today’s date]

[Name of your contact or landlord]
[Your landlord’s address]

[Your rent/tenant ID number]

Dear [your landlord’s name],
I am a tenant of [name of your block or building] and I am writing to request information about gas safety tests.

Could you please tell me:
– When the last gas safety test was conducted for my building.
– Whether my flat was included in this test.
– How I can view the report for myself.

As you probably know, under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations of 1998, as a landlord you are legally required to ensure that a Gas Safe registered engineer conducts a gas safety check at least every twelve months, and to provide tenants with a copy of the gas safety record within 28 days of this check.

I would like to view the most record, and would also appreciate details of how tenants may access it on an ongoing basis. I would be glad if you could attend to this by [date, two weeks in the future] at the latest.

Many thanks for your help in this matter.

Yours sincerely,
[sign your name]
[print your name]

If you don’t get an answer within two weeks

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