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    Hi,

    I know that our neighbour who is a landlord does not have his gas boiler inspected every 12 months.

    I would like to report this but don't know where to go, is it Corgi or the HSE that prosecute landlords that breach safety regs?

    Many thanks

  • #2
    go to your local council private sector housing officer

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    • #3
      Or Enviromental Health

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ildigv View Post
        Hi,

        I know that our neighbour who is a landlord does not have his gas boiler inspected every 12 months.
        Are you talking about a neighbour who lives in a house near you, and is also a LL?
        I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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        • #5
          Or is the neighbour's property a flat in the same block as yours? If so, it's perhaps a breach of covenant.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by ildigv View Post
            I know that our neighbour who is a landlord does not have his gas boiler inspected every 12 months.
            I'm a landlord and I don't make a point of having my boiler routinely inspected every 12 months either.

            However, I make damned sure my tenants' boilers are always checked though, in accordance with the law.

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            • #7
              Inspection every couple of years is a good precaution, even for owner-occupiers; they could be CO-asphyxiated, just like tenants could.
              JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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              • #8
                Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
                Inspection every couple of years is a good precaution, even for owner-occupiers; they could be CO-asphyxiated, just like tenants could.
                Sure, I didn't mean to imply otherwise and in fact I have mine checked more often than biennially - but not religiously within every 12-month time frame as I do with tenants.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ildigv View Post
                  Hi,

                  I know that our neighbour who is a landlord does not have his gas boiler inspected every 12 months.

                  I would like to report this but don't know where to go, is it Corgi or the HSE that prosecute landlords that breach safety regs?

                  Many thanks
                  Talk to the neighbour first as he might not be aware of his responsibilities. If he is, and he is just negligent, then talk to the tenant. If the tenant is willing to risk his life to save his landlord 40 gbp, then more fool him. And more fool the landlord for risking prosecution in case things go pearshaped.

                  I'm not a big fan on spying on neighbours and dobbing them in to authorities. Smacks of communism.

                  p.s: Make sure he does have gas appliances. Most modern flats don't seem to have any gas appliances.
                  Last edited by confused_landlord; 27-08-2009, 08:28 AM. Reason: to add the p.s

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by confused_landlord View Post

                    I'm not a big fan on spying on neighbours and dobbing them in to authorities. Smacks of communism.
                    Or alternatively, it smacks of extreme right-wing dictatorships and fascist regimes.


                    Originally posted by confused_landlord View Post
                    p.s: Make sure he does have gas appliances. Most modern flats don't seem to have any gas appliances.
                    If the don't 'seem to', it's probably because they do not. I think I read somewhere that the reason is something to do with the increased safety of electrical heating systems in multi-storey housing where evacuation in case of fire is more difficult than in one or two storey buildings; gas is viewed as inherently slightly less safe than electricity and more of a fire risk. I think that's the reason, anyway.
                    'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                    • #11
                      Might the doubts about gas now be obsolete if they arose at the time of [poisonous] town gas?
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                        If the don't 'seem to', it's probably because they do not. I think I read somewhere that the reason is something to do with the increased safety of electrical heating systems in multi-storey housing where evacuation in case of fire is more difficult than in one or two storey buildings; gas is viewed as inherently slightly less safe than electricity and more of a fire risk. I think that's the reason, anyway.
                        Actually, I think it had more to do with the Ronan Point disaster which showed the devastation which could be caused by a gas explosion in a block of flats.

                        http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/d...00/2514277.stm
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