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  • Legal FAQs

    Gas safety cert when tenant is disconnected

    the tenant i have owes british gas alot of money on their payg meter, so doesnt use it, and the standing charge is just building up on the debt.

    can i still get the gas safety cert done, or is there no point if there wouldnt be gas coming on?

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    Friend with a not dissimilar problem was advised as there was a gas supply was there a test was required. Used or not. If the supply directly after the meter was disconnected there would not be a usable supply available, just a thought.

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    Intrigued,  What do they use instead of gas?

    But, check can't be done without gas and you are legally responsible to have one done within the 12 months, so......any chance you can sort with tenants ?

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    It’s not exactly on topic but for my properties that have gas boilers for heating / hot water I keep around 5 convection /oil heaters at home which I can drop off at a moments notice if a repair is going to take more than a day and it’s freezing cold . I also ensure at least one of the showers in the house is an electric shower as a back up (why have every shower dependent on the boiler working ?) and I even keep a couple of double ring electric camping type hobs at home in case the cooker is suddenly out of action and panicking tenants are well impressed when I turn up with things like that !
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    need gas available to be able to test both the appliances and pipework.

    Suggest that the meter should be capped on your side if it can't be tested - and then when gas is available again have cap removed and testing carried out before use starts again.

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    DISCLAIMER just my personal opinion - for legal advice consult a qualified professional grown-up.

    I take it you already have a gas certificate and your wondering whether to update with new gas certificate .

    Yes you must have a gas safety certificate .

    Your certificate covers all the pipework etc .

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    yeah, will try and see what the engineer says

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    as the tenant could at any time clear the debt and start using the gas you need a cp12.  you cant just cap the supply as that could be seen as disrepair or harassment/ eviction (criminal offence!).  you have a serious problem!  

    also as the tenant isn't heating the property or worse using calor gas you will have a massive mould/ condensation problem come the winter.

    I think you need to warn the tenant that he will have to be evicted if he doesn't reinstate the gas supply.

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    Why not just stick a small amount in the meter?

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    needs more than a few quid to get to credit

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