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    Section 21 and Gas Certificate

    About 3 weeks ago I had a gas certificate issued.

    I forgot to email the tenant a copy of the document.

    I plan to evict the tenant with either a Section 8 or 21 and want to know whether there is any issue regarding the delay to give the tenant the gas cert?

    There appears to be a new rule each week, so I thought I'd better check whether there is a deadline to giving the certificate?

    #2
    No idea if the GSC you have is OK or not (1st place, you don;t say) or what the timing is for when it should be served. So difficult to answer.

    But...


    s8 not an issue

    s21 see
    https://nearlylegal.co.uk/section-21-flowchart/

    - there's a lot more that GSC for getting s21 valid...
    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
      There's not normally an issue with the gas certificate timing other than the very first one.
      That said email is not how you give people documents like that, unless the tenant has agreed to be served them by email.
      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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        #4
        Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
        No idea if the GSC you have is OK or not (1st place, you don;t say) or what the timing is for when it should be served. So difficult to answer.

        But...


        s8 not an issue

        s21 see
        https://nearlylegal.co.uk/section-21-flowchart/

        - there's a lot more that GSC for getting s21 valid...
        There were no issues, the GSC states that everything is safe.


        Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
        There's not normally an issue with the gas certificate timing other than the very first one.
        That said email is not how you give people documents like that, unless the tenant has agreed to be served them by email.
        Thank you for the help.

        My AST states that by signing the agreement, the tenant agrees that email is a valid method of serving documents such as the GSC, EPC, EICR etc. I also use a online signing service which logs when the guest opens and emailed documents. Is this sufficient?



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          #5
          Originally posted by Mr. Sparkle View Post
          My AST states that by signing the agreement, the tenant agrees that email is a valid method of serving documents such as the GSC, EPC, EICR etc. I also use a online signing service which logs when the guest opens and emailed documents. Is this sufficient?
          The Gas regulations don't mention email, so it's impossible to be 100% sure.
          You'd hope a court would be reasonable.



          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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            #6
            I would include a paper copy with the S21.

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              #7
              Was the T in the property when the GS check was being conducted, as usually the engineer will have given them a copy of it at the time.

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