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    I'm privately renting a property. On the 07/11/2007 they had the annual gas safety check with a corgi reg. checker and the gas cooker failed the check.
    After numerous calls to the landlord they still have not replaced the cooker and i can not use it. This has been going on for seven months now
    Now I have been told that because the landlords own the cooker and because it was fitted on the day we moved in, that they are responsible for it and I'm entitled to a full working cooker at least.

    Can anyone give me some advice on what I can do?

    Ive looked around and on shelter it says....

    Contact HSE (Health and safety executive) because Failure to follow gas safety requirements is a criminal offence and the HSE can issue a formal caution and may prosecute your landlord. If convicted, the landlord may be fined or even given a prison sentence
    Do I have the right to do the above?

    You haven't had the use of a cooker for 7 months???? Why haven't you contacted someone before this? What did the corgi say was wrong with the cooker? I had one that failed because it needed a chain on the back hooked into the floor to prevent it toppling. Took about 10 min. with the tea break.


      This is the first property I have ever private rented so i'm unsure of alot of things. The landlords are aware of the cooker as I have told them and it was put on the report they got back from the corgi guy who did the check. The problem is with the grill, it won't light up. So if you tried using it and thought it was lit all it would be doing is spewing out gas.


        Originally posted by Theworried1 View Post
        The problem is with the grill, it won't light up. So if you tried using it and thought it was lit all it would be doing is spewing out gas.
        So the auto-lighting mechanism is faulty, but otherwise the cooker works OK?

        It's most likely a minor fault which would be very easily rectified - to put it into perspective though, if the grill wasn't fitted with an auto-lighting device it wouldn't have failed the check. But can't believe your landlord hasn't sorted it, resulting in him breaking the law like this.

        Yes absolutely, you would be totally within your rights to complain to HSE right now; however on the assumption that this would severely sour relations with your landlord which could result in him terminating your tenancy (which he could do) you might want to give him a final 10-day warning reminding of the timescale involved, what his legal obligations are, and that unless it's sorted out that's what you will do.


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