Corgi man didn't register our boiler

(23 Posts)
specialsubject Sat 22-Aug-15 09:33:27

I bought a house with a previously unregistered gas boiler - it was done before the sale. It had only been in a year or so.

LittleMiss77 Fri 21-Aug-15 22:06:37

Our plumber 'forgot' to register our new boiler... its not something you can do retrospectively so when we sold up, we had to buy indeminity insurance to cover it.

specialsubject Fri 21-Aug-15 19:38:40

you get a gas safe person to come and issue a building regs cert (Not a landlords gas safe cert). The installation is then lodged with the council and all should be good.

now, with a regular gas safe service all should be good, but gasman opinions vary so you'll have to see what this guy says. Make sure he IS on the gas safe register.

and tell your partner never to do that again. Both he and the cowboy broke the law. Gas is not for amateurs.

RedRoses1978 Fri 21-Aug-15 18:22:32

Hi there, I'm new to posting although I have been a passing observer for a while.

I notice this post and thought I could potentially ask a similar question hoping for a more up to date answer to a similar issue as the OP.

I am selling my house, and my partner had the boiler installed on the cheap by some whom had no Corgi/Gas safe registration, as such, after 8 years, we have now come to sell the house and the solicitor is asking for proof that we cant supply. Now the boiler has regularly been serviced by a gas safe technician, most recent being in July 2015, which I have all the relevant paperwork for, but I still need this certificate.

What are my options please?

My partner has asked another local plumber whom is Gas Safe registered to come and look at it and offer advice, but until they have seen it they cant give me anything more than "see you Monday". I am starting to have kittens as I have paid a lot of money out for the new house we buying, and I feel that this issue is letting the sale slip away albeit it has only been two days since I received the letter.

Thanks in advance Dx

Sophia3298 Mon 20-Jan-14 16:01:01

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PigletJohn Wed 08-May-13 11:18:52

If it was not registered, that was probably because the person who installed it was not gas-safe, or may only have been authorised to do work on behalf of his employers. Companies usually take a dim view of their employees setting up in competition in their free time, and if they found out one had registered a private job, would probably sack him.

If your boiler was not installed by a gas-safe person, nobody else can issue an installation certificate, unless they take it off and reinstall it.

However, if you have a safety check on it, and get a landlord's certificate or equivalent, you can tell potential buyers that you have this, and they will probably not grumble much. It is more than they would get with an old boiler.

Similarly, Electrical Installations have to be signed by the designer, the installer and the tester; so no-one else can "sign them off" unless you have applied (and paid for) Building Control inspecton before starting work.

groovejet Wed 08-May-13 10:18:02

Korma - it is a certificate that is titled Building Regulations Compliance, it confirms that the boiler was installed by a Gas Safe registered person.

If you haven't had it call up your installer.

AliceWChild Mon 06-May-13 08:34:25

Doesn't sound like it to me korma.

Mine's older so must be before this. Thanks for the info

I have a gas safety certificate - is that te same thing ?

groovejet Sun 05-May-13 15:46:01

We had this, at the time the boiler was installed the change over from corgi to gas safe was just starting to kick in so think they was some confusion going on.

Now in the process of selling our house, we contacted the original plumber who has had to recommission the boiler to be able to notify gas safe so we can get a certificate. We were advised that a recommission was the only way to get the formal certificate.

specialsubject Sun 05-May-13 13:10:30

it is illegal for unqualified people to connect equipment to the gas main for obvious (ka-boom!) reasons.

Kormachameleon - contact your installer and confirm that they are registered with GasSafe (the replacement for the CORGI scheme). You need the registration certificate.

apart from the risk, you invalidate your house insurance without it.

Go needs to register it ? And who with ?

We've just had a new boiler installed and I don't know anything about this

Yes registering new boiler installation is compulsory part of building regulations since April,,,,, I can't remember 2005 or 2006? I thin it was 2006

AliceWChild Sat 04-May-13 08:42:53

Is this a new thing? I've just bought a house and we didn't get any such certificate but boiler is from 80s. But we also don't have one for old house, boiler about 8 years old.

When you talk about it being registered with Corgi or Gas Safe what you are actually getting is a certificate to show the installation was done correctly complies with current building regs.
To get this done at a later date by a different engineer could cost £££ hundreds.
The engineer needs to check everything as if he were installing it - and really you will find it difficult to find someone willing to do it.

If the buyer is happy the getting a Gas Safety Inspection Report from a GSR engineer will be a lot cheaper and easier - the person who normally services your boiler is the obvious first choice.

The other issue though, is surely you had an agreement with this person that he would install your boiler and register it (that registration would have taken him 10 minutes and cost him £2.50).
As you are still in touch with him I think you could take legal action against him. All boilers should be registered and his negligence could have big and costly implications for you.

Elizabeth22 Fri 03-May-13 13:11:58

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HeatingMum Fri 03-May-13 09:16:38

Oh dear....

All these guys have to be registered with the gas safe register. Report him to them, their record stays with them even if they move company. They can be struck off for poor installations or bad practice. Then get another gas safe register heating engineer to come out and give the system the once over.

ILikeBirds Thu 02-May-13 18:03:57

I was in this position as a purchaser rather than the vendor.

I personally was happy to accept a current gas safety check instead of the installation registration. In the end it was registered with GasSafe before purchase (technically this should be done within 30 days of installation, however in our case it was registered a year later).

GasSafe were not interested at all in works being carried out under their registration scheme without being logged.

specialsubject Thu 02-May-13 17:47:03

report him to Gas Safe. Get another Gas Safe person to certify the boiler. Job done. (British Gas are always keen to stick an 'unsafe' label up so if you didn't get one, your boiler is fine)

runforthehills65 Thu 02-May-13 16:42:44

I had the same problem. Boiler installed in 2006, registered with Worcester Bosch but not with Corgi so no compliance certificate. I have just exchanged on my house and the only way to make sure this happened quickly was to buy an indemnity insurance for the boiler. It cost about £80. I tried to chase the qualified gas man but he never returned any calls.

Even more annoying, my buyers are extending the kitchen so will rip out the boiler!

Planetofthedrapes Thu 02-May-13 16:41:06

Contact the Gas Safety Register, who have replaced the Corgi Register, and ask for their advice. Tell them his name and registration number.

Contact another gas safe person and see what they say

Elizabeth22 Thu 02-May-13 16:26:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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