Freehold "landlord" refusing permission for renovation work - unreasonable?

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  • #16
    Originally posted by Smiledotcom View Post
    Mmm, interesting.
    Has that combi boiler installation been signed off by a Gas Safe / Corgi registered GCH installer?
    Yes - as I rent it out, it has passed 3 times by Gas Safe plumber (different to the one who installed the boiler) and I have had no problems with the Vaillant boiler. There are 10 over 5 floors to our converted building and all have 22mm pipes from the gas mains to their combi boilers. Could the gas man not check the pressure that arrives at the end of your 22mm pipe or it may be worth getting another quote.


    • #17
      That's encouraging. Based on what you've said I think I ought to get a fresh pair of gas-safe certified eyes in to have a look at my system and lay out.
      What pains me about this whole process is that since I know absolutely nothing about gas works I have to accept the advice I'm given without being able to weight it up myself.


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