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    No gas certificate

    Hope it is ok for me as a tenant to write here, looking for advice regarding that twice now my landlord hasn't provided a gas certificate. Which led to me getting one done myself, which unfortunately highlighted a faulty gas fire in living room. Notified the landlord who didn't respond for 7 months and only then attended to have their own done, didn't acknowledge the risk she had put me in. Over another year later she is now 2 months late with no signs of providing another gas certificate. So I will have to ensure my safety get another one done independently again.
    How do I proceed legally with a landlord who refuses to correspond in writing, at the very least email.

    #2
    Move.

    And report this clown for no GSC. Wonder what else they are "forgetting" to do (correct mortgage type, insurance, declaring all rent to tax man).

    Another example of why tenants might wish to require references from previous tenants that their landlords are decent, honest, law-abiding.

    Sorry
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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      #3
      Thanks for your answer, who do I report to?

      Yes as much as a pain it is to move, I am looking elsewhere for somewhere to live.

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        #4
        Here it is https://extranet.hse.gov.uk/lfserver/external/lgsr1
        When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
        Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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          #5
          Thank you, will report asap.

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            #6
            While your safety is paramount, there is a hidden upside to no gas certificate.
            While there isn't one, the landlord can't serve a s21 notice that's valid.

            If you arrange your own, it's £50 to be reassured that you're safe, and insurance against being asked to leave at short notice.
            When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
            Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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              #7
              as jpk says, but don't tell landlord you have have had GSC done nor give him a copy.
              I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                #8
                Thanks again, there is also no EPC on the property. I checked after the situation with the gas.

                Forgot to ask, do I have to be resident within the property still in order to proceed legally against her?

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                  #9
                  Proceed against her for what?

                  NB Unlikely as she sounds a twit but she/her advisers could be viewing...
                  I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                    #10
                    Proceed against her for her negligence as a landlord of course? To stop it happening to others.

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                      #11
                      A negligence claim will cost you a huge amount of money and effort.
                      And you can only recover any loss (and possibly your costs), which are negligible.

                      You could demand the costs of the safety inspection from the landlord.
                      When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
                      Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                        #12
                        I dont have a gas safety certificate for my own home, I dont consider it unsafe (but the boiler is serviced regularly). Was the faulty fire fixed promptly, if there is a boiler was that still serviced? Report it then move on.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by buzzard1994 View Post
                          I dont have a gas safety certificate for my own home, I dont consider it unsafe (but the boiler is serviced regularly). Was the faulty fire fixed promptly, if there is a boiler was that still serviced? Report it then move on.
                          As I read the original, it took at least seven months to fix the gas fire.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
                            While your safety is paramount, there is a hidden upside to no gas certificate.
                            While there isn't one, the landlord can't serve a s21 notice that's valid.
                            The requirement is for the LL to provide the GSC to the tenant, so the T getting one done does not make a S21 notice valid.

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                              #15
                              Thanks everyone for your advice, will act on it. When I had the gas cert done myself that is when the gas fire fault was highlighted and made safe at the same time by the engineer.

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