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    Good afternoon,

    Just a quick question.

    I have been renting a flat for over a year and a half now. I never seen a gas or electricity certificate. Whenever I ask the landlord he says it is fine or he ignores it.

    Recently a burner from the stove stopped working and I am bit worried now about the safety of this place.

    Any advice? I am already looking for a new place but any tips are welcome.


    You can report the lack of a gas safety certificate here

    The landlord doesn't need an electrical safety certificate until 1st April for your property unless your tenancy began after 1 July 2020.
    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).


      Thanks. I am bit worried about the stove situation, and the fact he never bothered with having the gas checked it in the year and half. Should I keep some of the rent until he comes with one?

      I renewed the contract in juni 2020. Not sure if he would still not need one in that situation?




        Put in writing, ( email or text message ), that you would like your copy of the GSC for your records, that way you have a paper trail as such.
        He should know that he needs one, if not he's an idiot, or hiding something.
        Have you informed him of the burner problem, again, do this in writing.
        Don't start withholding rent money, this only leads to bad feeling etc and you never know if you'll be needing a reference from him should you move.
        I take it you deal with him direct and not through an agency.


          Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
          The landlord doesn't need an electrical safety certificate until 1st April for your property unless your tenancy began after 1 July 2020.
          not sure I agree with that.

          your landlord needs a Satisfactory EICR by the 31st March 2021 and if it’s not been inspected before who knows what issues may be found that need resolving

          especially if the inspector is referring to the Napit code breakers book which is not ideal


            Don't need to pass by 1 April 2021, just need to have the "first inspection and testing" by that date. If work is required, landlord are given time to do so.
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