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Buying a new home

Make sure that your new home is gas safe


Homebuyers cannot always be sure when the gas appliances in their new home were last safety checked and serviced.


Ask your vendor for an annual gas safety record  which shows that a Gas Safe registered engineer has checked the gas appliances.

If your vendor cannot supply an up to date annual gas safety record, you should get a Gas Safe registered engineer to check the gas appliances before you move in. This check should include the gas boiler, oven, hob and gas fire. The registered engineer will give the vendor a gas safety record which they should handover to you before you move in.

Better Gas Safe than sorry. Poorly maintained or badly fitted gas appliances can put you at risk from gas leaks, explosions, fires and  carbon monoxide poisoning.

To help you with any common questions surrounding gas safety and moving home, why not check out our handy infographic.
 

How to be Gas Safe when moving home