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    Freeholder permission to replace gas boiler with electric?

    I have an apartment in a large block, with a very old combi boiler which needs replacing. The flue arrangement travels through upper flats and is untraceable, leaving the only option of replacing with an electric boiler. Is this something I need freeholder permission from?

    The lease states:

    "Not without the previous written approval of the landlord or the surveyor from time to time of the landlord to make any alteration in the unit or to the external appearance thereof and to make only such alterations as are incorporated in the plans and specifications so approved."

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    #2
    Have you not considered storage heaters? I had the same problem a couple of years ago, and applied for Economy 7 tariff. I bought two 2.5kw duoheat storage heaters for the living room & one 1.4kw for the hall. Also two direct heaters for the bedrooms. All connected to spur box timeswitches, as was the immersion heater.

    No consent required, and works fine.
    To save them chiming in, JPKeates, Theartfullodger, Boletus, Mindthegap, Macromia, Holy Cow & Ted.E.Bear think the opposite of me on almost every subject.

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      #3
      Good idea JKO, though I already have a newish radiator system in place, so I'm looking to just swap the combi over to an electric one...

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        #4
        Originally posted by Pacific Ocean View Post
        Good idea JKO, though I already have a newish radiator system in place, so I'm looking to just swap the combi over to an electric one...
        Me too. Just an electric boiler will be exorbitant to run, and earn you a very low EPC rating.
        To save them chiming in, JPKeates, Theartfullodger, Boletus, Mindthegap, Macromia, Holy Cow & Ted.E.Bear think the opposite of me on almost every subject.

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          #5
          disastrously low.

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            #6
            Could you not relocate the gas boiler to an outside wall? You would of course need permission to fit a new flue through the wall.

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