Changes to Concealed Flue Requirements

Landlord and Tenant – Gas Safety

From 1 January 2013 the technical instructions for Gas Safe registered engineers changed in relation to concealed flues.

The changes recommend that:

If the engineer cannot view a concealed boiler flue along its length the installation will be classified ‘At Risk’ for the safety of the occupants.  The occupants will be formally advised of this by the engineer and the boiler will be turned off with their consent.

A tenant who is advised to turn off a boiler might argue that the landlord is in breach of its repairing covenant or refuse to pay rent.

Landlord and Tenant Solicitors Eastbourne, Hailsham, Polegate, East Sussex

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