I ordered a traditional type gas boiler before april 1st 2005, and had it fitted by a qualified and registered CORGI plumber in april 2005.
I never received any certificates from the plumber and have no building regulations completion form....and I now need these as im selling my house.
I have been told by another plumber that he can carry out a gas compliance check and this should be sufficient information for my solicitors.
Has any body been in a similar position and how can did you manage to sort things?
You will need to check with your, solicitor / HIPS assessor / estate agent, how â€˜RETROSPECTIVEâ€™ they are reading the changes to the law/regulations.
As the others have said, there is a difference between a â€˜gas safety certificateâ€™ a once a year safety check, and a â€˜installation/completion certificateâ€™ both require a CORGI number from a qualified and registered CORGI plumber.
Check your dates and the letter of the law. I think the â€˜solicitorâ€™ may be doing a â€˜belt and bracesâ€™ cover, however thatâ€™s the way its going, so you may just have to get a CORGI installer in to check the whole gas system, then fork out for and recommendations he/she makes to get the â€˜certificateâ€™.
"should have a gas installation and building compliance which is issued by CORGI on behalf of the installer"
We know they should have - but they haven't that's the whole point in their post. So a gas safety certificate may be acceptable, there going to be thousands of installations that do not have the correct certification - what are they goning to say ? you can't sell your house ?
We have spoken to our solicitors and they have said this happens all the time. The most we (the home owner) can do is provide the Corgi Gas Compliance Certificate, but, if our buyer is not happy with this then we can take out indemnity insurance for about Â£30.00.
Thanks for your help, ill be back for some more hints & tips in the future (new house needs loads doing)
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