CP12 gas safety certificate

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7:58 AM, 7th May 2014
About 7 years ago

CP12 gas safety certificate

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CP12 gas safety certificate

Should I report another landlord who refuses to get a CP12 certificate and if so, to whom? CP12 gas safety certificate

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George

 


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Joe Bloggs

8:12 AM, 7th May 2014
About 7 years ago

The HSE (Health & Safety Executive) is the usual enforcing authority. More information is available on http://www.hse.gov.uk/gas/index.htm

Shakeel Ahmad

8:22 AM, 7th May 2014
About 7 years ago

None of your business !!!!!!!!! Don't you have enough of your paper work to chase ????.

Mark Alexander

8:49 AM, 7th May 2014
About 7 years ago

Moral dilemma here! If his property was in close proximity to mine then I would definitely report him on the basis that his negligence is putting my property and tenants at risk.

How do you know though?

If he's refusing to get a CP12 what other rules is he breaking one might wonder?

It is landlords like this who earn good ones a bad reputation.

On that basis, and having now thought this through as I type, yes I would report him. As Joe says, HSE is the logical starting place.
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Adrian Jones

8:56 AM, 7th May 2014
About 7 years ago

Agree with Mark. What if a tragedy happened because of the landlord's inaction.

Report him George, you could be saving someone's life.

Allan Hopkins

9:35 AM, 7th May 2014
About 7 years ago

Report him/her. I bought a tenanted property that had neither a gas certificate or electrical safety check and their were issues that had to be immediately rectified. The first concern is the safety of the tenants but what about the potential risk to your property/business, as well as the reputation of landlords generally.

George Sandy

12:21 PM, 7th May 2014
About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "shakeel ahmad" at "07/05/2014 - 08:22":

So you are happy to tolerate potentially dangerous gas installations, which could pose a risk to life and property. If this property was next door to you, you would be quite happy? I think not. Even worse if this was a flat and you lived above it.

Romain Garcin

12:59 PM, 7th May 2014
About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "George Sandy" at "07/05/2014 - 12:21":

Just to keep things in perspective:
Only tenanted properties must have a valid gas safety certificate, and as such I'm reasonably sure that the majority of residential properties do not have one.

George Sandy

13:12 PM, 7th May 2014
About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Romain " at "07/05/2014 - 12:59":

Fair comment. However house owners are more aware of the state of their property and likely to take better care of it. Tenants have the right to expect the property they are renting to comply with all legal requirements Aside from this it is a legal requirement-one must wonder why?

Mark Alexander

13:23 PM, 7th May 2014
About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Romain " at "07/05/2014 - 12:59":

The fact that only landlords are legally obliged to have Gas Safety Certificates is very wrong in my opinion, not because it's another example of landlords being persecuted by authorities but for the health and safety reasons described in this thread.

If it's right for owners of tenanted properties to be required to have an annual a Gas Safety Certificate then how can it possibly be wrong that it should also be law that owner occupied properties have them too?
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Jan Martin

20:42 PM, 7th May 2014
About 7 years ago

My problem would be that even though I dont like getting others into bother that once I knew about it I would have to report it incase anything happened to the tenants and neighbours. I couldnt live with that .

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