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    HETAS for rentals

    Hello,

    We are considering letting out our main residence (missus fallen in love with what was supposed to be a flip).

    We have a log burner in the lounge.

    Is there an annual safety check procedure for these as with gas? Obviously there is central heating aswell, so no real need for it.... Seems a shame to rip out though.

    Thanks in anticipation

    #2
    The reason you are legally required to install a working CO alarm in that case, but not for a gas boiler is precisely because there is no statutory requirement for maintenance.

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      #3
      Surprising. But thank you for your kind response. Happy New Year sir

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        #4
        what's important is to have the chimney swept once per season.

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          #5
          http://swarb.co.uk/warren-v-keen-ca-1954/

          Lord Denning said: ‘The tenant must take proper care of the place. He must, if he is going away for the winter, turn off the water and empty the boiler. He must clean the chimneys, where necessary....

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            #6
            Originally posted by boletus View Post
            http://swarb.co.uk/warren-v-keen-ca-1954/

            Lord Denning said: ‘The tenant must take proper care of the place. He must, if he is going away for the winter, turn off the water and empty the boiler. He must clean the chimneys, where necessary....
            Lets go with the words of the former Master of the Rolls then.

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              #7
              I'd check what type of 'chimney' there is to begin with. A 'liner' may require different treatment.

              Once you know what needs to be done then inform the prospective tenant that this is their duty - should they choose to use the wood burner. Make sure it is cleaned prior to the let.

              Also, fit a CO monitor and remember to renew it in 5-years.
              There is always scope for misinterpretation.

              If my posts can be interpreted in two ways, one that makes you feel angry and one that doesn't, I meant the latter.

              Everyday is an opportunity to learn something new.

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                #8
                Once per season is not the same as once a year by the way.

                Log burners need more chimney sweeping than coal fires because of the resin in the log smoke.

                It depends on usage but 3 or 4 times a year to clean the chimney/flue is not unusual.

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