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    Potential tenants rights

    Apologies if im in the wrong place with this post.

    I am due to move into a rented property at the end of february and was wondering if i can ask to see the landlords gas and electrical safety certificates before i move in. Is there a piece of legislation that i can use to back up my request?

    Many thanks in advance

    Paul

    #2
    Originally posted by potentiallydifferent View Post
    Apologies if im in the wrong place with this post.

    I am due to move into a rented property at the end of february and was wondering if i can ask to see the landlords gas and electrical safety certificates before i move in. Is there a piece of legislation that i can use to back up my request?

    Many thanks in advance

    Paul
    Do you mean Gas Safety or Energy Performance certificates? There are no electrical safety certificates. Either way, I would have thought a prospective L would have no problem supplying either on request, as IIRC both have to be provided upon commencement of the tenancy anyway...

    Have they refused then? Have you actually just asked to see them?

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      #3
      I mean the gas safety certificate and any electrical certificates (PIR, MWC etc) that the landlord has (he has recently had a new bathroom and kitchen fitted which included a new shower circuit and new cooker circuit, both of which would require notification under part P of the building regs and would require certification).

      I haven't asked yet but will do so before i sign the rental agreement.

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