Must the agent have a copy of the CP12 before tenant moves in?

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    Must the agent have a copy of the CP12 before tenant moves in?

    Hope I'm posting in the right place this time. Have understood in the past that agents must not let tenants move in to properties without having sight of a valid CP12. Is this there some legal obligation on them?

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    Originally posted by mystic08 View Post
    Hope I'm posting in the right place this time. Have understood in the past that agents must not let tenants move in to properties without having sight of a valid CP12. Is this there some legal obligation on them?
    The legal obligation is on the landlord to have a valid CP12 in place as soon as a tenant moves in.

    Any agent who has an ounce of professionalism will insist that the LL has one and refuse to market a property which does not have one. I don't know whether the agent is culpable if there is no CP12 and Ts die in a gas explosion/of CO poisoning, but it's a no-brainer.

    (This assumes of course that there is a gas supply to the property in question).
    'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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      #3
      I understand it's my responsibility and I have valid certificates. I'm just interested to know if agents are bound in some way to prevent a tenant moving in if the Landlord has not provided the agent with sight of a CP12.

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        #4
        any good agent worth their salt would NEVER let a tenant move in without seeing sight of this even if the landlord assured them he has done it.

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