Gas Safety Certificate in Residential and Commercial lettings/Freehold issues Posted October 16, 2013 Hi, I am having some problems with my landlord and I just wondered if anyone here can offer me some advice. I moved into a rented property 4 weeks ago. After I signed the tenancy agreement, the landlord handed me a bunch of papers which contained the gas safety certificate. The certificate that the landlord presented was out of date and so she said she would arrange for a safety check to be carried out once we had moved in and settled. An engineer did come out and carry out the check and I thought that would be the end of the matter. However, 2 weeks later the landlord sent me an invoice for the check with a demand to pay within 7 days. As far as I was aware it is the landlords responsibility to provide a gas safety certificate and it is their responsibility to pay for it. I telephoned the landlord and was told that it is in my tenancy agreement that I am responsible for paying for the annual gas safety check. I have fully read my tenancy agreement a couple of times and I can't find any mention of me being responsible for this. The landlord has said if I don't pay the invoice within 7 days then they will take further action. Can anybody shed some light on this? I have Googled and all I can find is that the landlord is responsible for the certificate but I can't find anything suggesting they can pass this cost onto their tenants.