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Faulty gas fire

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Hello

The gas fire in our privately rented home started leaking gas at the beginning of this year. The agency’s plumber came over and turn off the isolation valve and said he would feedback to the agency about the fact the whole fire needed replacing due to it age.

Despite asking them on several occasions, we’ve only just been told it isn’t being replaced or removed. I’m worried that the children might turn the valve back on as it’s floor level and right next to the fire. 

I cant make out from the legislation wether this goes against it or not. Can anyone advise? Surely it should be disconnected if it’s faulty? 

Tia 

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Basic safety logic tells me that if a gas appliance is condemned (albeit not officially probably) it should be disconnected and capped. 

Do you have a gas safety certificate ? How old is it ? The landlord is required to have your gas safety certificate renewed every 12 months or they can get a heavy fine by the council (if you report them).

Use that to nudge your letting agent or landlord into action. Nobody wants more confrontation than necessary, but you must have peace of mind that your home and your children are safe. 

Here is some more information – http://www.thetenantsvoice.co.uk/advice_from_us/gas-safety-check/

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