Safety in your council home
If you smell gas or suspect a leak
Turn off the gas at the mains supply immediately. Contact the Gas Emergency National Grid 0800 111 999 if you:
- smell gas
- gas leak
- suspect carbon monoxide
Or Wandsworth Emergency Control 020 8871 7490
Do not call from a mobile phone.
Gas inspection: tenants
We have a legal duty to inspect and maintain all gas appliances that we own. We must carry out a gas safety inspection every year, where you have council installed gas-fired heating or hot-water system.
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
Before installing a gas appliance, you must obtain written permission. Appliances, like gas cookers, must be installed by a Gas Safe registered contractor. It is your responsibility to maintain it in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
You can 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.
|Smith and Byford Ltd||Battersea, Clapham and Central Wandsworth area||
Breakdown, leaks an servicing of individual heating/hot water systems.
Or through the borough where your domestic heating is supplied by a central communal boiler-house.
Telephone: 0800 028 0824
|T. Brown Group Ltd||Putney Roehapton and Tooting area||
Breakdown, leaks and servicing of heating/hot water of individual systems.
Telephone: 0800 977 8472