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  1. Niall Mcnamee

    Niall Mcnamee New Member

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  2. Niall Mcnamee

    Niall Mcnamee New Member

    Hi. I have moved out of a house a week ago. Check out went fairly well but now a week later the landlord has claimed we have tampered with our gas boiler and said the valves have been blocked with silicone between feb 7th when british gas done a service and august. Claiming it will cost £312 to replace. Any advice as to why anybody would have done this would be greatly appreciated and does anybody have a estinate it would cost to truly repair
     
  3. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yea the service engineer either the last one or the few before as they've snapped the head off the gas valve screw and was probably leaking so that's why the added silicon

    Big nono, needs a new gas valve
     
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  4. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    cant understand why hes having a go at you , its BG he needs to contact
     
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  5. bacon_sandwich

    bacon_sandwich GSR

    Reminds me of a testpoint i rocked up to and i only looked at it and it sheared off. These two holes are the testpoints gas engineers use when servicing. It looks like a Potterton Suprima. It may be just possible to get them out and replace them, otherwise new gas valve as mentioned. The silicon is, well, not good and as it stands, if it is leaking, it should be isolated.
     
  6. Niall Mcnamee

    Niall Mcnamee New Member

    Thanks so much for your replies. My issue is the landlord is claiming i have done this. They are basically saying i have put my family and neighbours lives at risk. Would british gas not have picked up on this at the february service?
    In the two years i have been at the property not once have i accessed the boiler and have never needed to
     
  7. Niall Mcnamee

    Niall Mcnamee New Member

    If damage was done to the system should i be seeking legal advice as to the risk my family could have been under when i wasnt informed? Surely british gas would have noticed this
     
  8. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Ask them why you would need to undo the pressure test points on a boiler answer you wouldn't push it back to British gas there problem, nothing to do with you

    And tbh no they don't care (British gas)
     
  9. Niall Mcnamee

    Niall Mcnamee New Member

    Thanks mate. This has been really bothering me since i found out
     
  10. Ric2013

    Ric2013 Plumber Top Contributor!!

    If you didn't tamper with the boiler, argue your case. Basically, the L must refund the amount of money not in dispute, but due to new (2007) requirements on tenancy deposits, (s)he doesn't get the disputed money either until it has been through arbitration or court. And I'd like to see how They are going to prove you did this.

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  11. Niall Mcnamee

    Niall Mcnamee New Member

    They are basically saying the british gas service was done in february and i have tampered with it since then.
    They now have a report from their plumber which they are using as evidence so its up to me to prove i did not tamper
     
  12. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    What's he saying and is he gas safe if he's not doesn't mean the paper it's written on
     
  13. bacon_sandwich

    bacon_sandwich GSR

    See if you can get the last service sheet done on the boiler or even the one before, if there are figures for boiler gas pressures then it helps to understand who touched it last, if fact any gas pressure test could really have been done from there. If the sheet states cannot be done as sheared off or any other comment, again it will help. It is a bit bizarre the landlord is pointing the finger at you but i suspect he wont know who has done what and i expect the service companies would be saying they would never do anything like that...
     
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  14. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Doesn't want to pay for a new gas valve so passing the book (**** rolls down hill)
     
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  15. Ric2013

    Ric2013 Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Yeah they'll say that (viz. that it's up to you to prove your innocence). But if you google the other side of the story you'll find plenty of landlords moaning about how unfair the arbitration services used by the TDS/DPS etc are and how they nearly always side with the tenant.

    Your landlord has my sympathy because it seems like a bodge done by a gas installer and the gas installer is saying 'not me, honest gov'.

    But you're innocent until proven guilty, and I see no motive for you fiddling with these screws so I doubt it was you and I suspect any arbitrator would see it in the same way.
     
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