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So Last night an engineer came out to fit me a new smart gas meter, anyway he took one look at our boiler and condemed it due to no inspection flue and its covered in asbestos! He said it needed condeming ages ago especially with two kids under 5 in the house. I called the estate agent today who tried to fob it off and said she would ring my landlord his reply was hes going to get an engineer out on monday bearing in mind i have no hot water or heating untill then, she said she would call back but had no reply. I have a feeling he will just get it uncondemed (he has done this before) what are my rights on this? What can I do? X

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Have you had a gas safety inspection ?  How long ago ? It only lasts for 12 months and your landlord should renew each year.

Outside of this, the landlord can’t UNCONDEMN a boiler really. If it’s unsafe, it’s unsafe. 

You can contact the local council and request a safety inspection by an officer of Environmental Health. They will come round the property and check. If they confirm your claim, they will serve the landlord with a mandatory improvement notice and force them to replace the boiler. 

Here are some useful links:

http://www.thetenantsvoice.co.uk/advice_from_us/gas-safety-check/

http://www.thetenantsvoice.co.uk/advice_from_us/contacting-the-environmental-health-department/

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