Past History of a Hob: Is a Gas Safety Valve Needed?
I’ve just fitted a new gas hob (which I supplied) into my rental property with a gas safety valve (FSD), despite one of the tenants trying to fit her friends nearly new one – which did not have this feature.
The tenant (who tried to have installed her hob without an FSD) is complaining that the original hob, which needed replacing, did not have an FSD.
This was not mentioned in previous Gas Safety inspections, and the hob and property passed.
Is the tenant right with her implication that I (and the Corgi plumber) have been breaking the law?
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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.