I have just started to rent a new property that has no cooker installed. As i have only been here 2 weeks and been getting things sorted, it slipped my mind to check that i could actually have a cooker in the kitchen. Currently living from a microwave and takeaways.
I say this as there is a physical space for a cooker with a gas supply (blanked off) and a 6mm cable coming from a cooker switch on the wall.
After stopping to look at the area and at buying a cooker i have quickly realised that i cannot install one in this location due to regs.
I guess the original cooker was taken out before the landlord could rent the property due to that.
The reasons i can’t install one;
2x 1000mm wall units joined together and installed directly above the cooker space at 500mm from worktop/hob vertically.
No extractor in kitchen at all.
No “splash back” to prevent scorching.
So if i was to get a cooker i would need to remove the wall units and install an extractor with a fused spur to supply it (I am an electrician by trade) also due to it more than likely being gas i would need some kind of “splash back” on the wall to stop scorching then repaint where the old units used to be and also find some new storage space for the things from those cupboards.
Could get rather expensive but as i am renting, according to the agreement, i cannot carry out any of these works, it has to be done by a contractor of the landlords choice who i guess would typically do exactly what i have just mentioned as it would be the cheapest, quickest and easiest option to be able to install a cooker and have it signed off meeting regs.
Is there any other way around this? Any advice would be very much appreciated.