Council tenants: Repairs and maintenance
If you smell gas or suspect a leak turn off the gas at the mains supply immediately and then leave your property.
Contact the Gas Emergency National Grid 0800 111 999 if you
- smell gas
- have a gas leak
- suspect carbon monoxide
Or contact Wandsworth Emergency Control 020 8871 7490
We have a legal duty to undertake a gas safety inspection and service every year.
You must let council contractors into your property so they can carry out inspections. If they are refused access, we may seek a court injunction to carry out the inspection.
Installing your own appliances
Appliances, such as gas cookers, must be installed by a Gas Safe registered contractor. You must not install your own gas-fired heating or hot water system.
You are responsible for your heating and hot water appliances. You should have your gas appliances serviced every year by a Gas Safe registered contractor.
By law, if you sublet your property, you must arrange for gas appliances to be properly maintained and inspected each year by a registered Gas Safe contractor. Failure to observe this requirement may make you liable for prosecution.
- Produce proof of this annual inspection and service if requested by us.
- Provide a copy of the certificate for your tenants.
You should report any faults and defects to the contractor who is required to respond within 24 hours.
Gas contractors in Wandsworth:
If you live in Battersea, Clapham, Wandsworth or Earlsfield, contact Smith & Byford*:
- Telephone: 0800 028 0824
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
* Or throughout the borough where your domestic heating is supplied by a central communal boiler-house
If you live in Putney, Roehampton or Tooting, contact T Brown:
- Telephone: 0800 977 8472
- Email: email@example.com