Lost Gas Safety Records: The Impact on Tenant Eviction Procedures
Regarding the court ruling that a gas safety record is required before letting (albeit it can be given late), what happens where that record has been lost, i.e. how does one evict the tenant in that instance?
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A tenancy of someone's home, starting on or after 28 February 1997, will in most cases be an assured shorthold tenancy. Take advice early if there are any doubts about what type of tenancy is being terminated. The procedures for ending a tenancy are different, depending on the type of tenancy.
It is vital that landlords clearly understand their responsibilities and obligations in relation to gas supply and appliances and the duties and responsibilities placed on them by the gas safety regulations.