Can I charge for wasted Gas Certificate visit?Make Text Bigger
I know I can’t charge for an annual Gas Cert to be carried out, BUT …
What if after having given adequate notice to the tenant that the engineer is coming, but when he gets there there is no actual credit on the gas meter? In some cases it is not as simple as just pressing the emergency credit button – many tenants already to their max. He can’t run anything to check the system works and issue a gas cert, so essentially it is a wasted visit.
Where do I stand on this? The engineer is loath to come out again (not only to that property but others I have)
Not had this before so its not something I have written into any Tenancy Agreements – is adding the fact there will be a £10 charge for this to the tenant if this happens something to add into the notification letter to start with?
If they refuse to pay, is this something to note so when they do leave and it comes to paying back the deposit, can it be retained from this?
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