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Any experience of the possible cost of getting someone to remove and disconnet gas cooker?

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overmydeadbody Tue 25-Nov-14 16:53:17

We are moving and the LL has said we have to remove the gas cooker, and remove it using a registered CORGI person.

Any idea what kind of cost we are looking at here?

specialsubject Tue 25-Nov-14 17:24:33

CORGI went out a few years back. It is gas safe now, so that's already ringing alarm bells.

whose cooker is it? If it is the landlord's, it is his problem. I can only see this situation being valid if it is your cooker than you installed.

cost is only about £40 if you get a reasonable gas person - it is a five minute job. But that's not the point.

overmydeadbody Tue 25-Nov-14 18:23:46

Thanks special subject. I think they meant gas safe!

Ok tha'ts not too expensive!

Gaia81 Tue 25-Nov-14 21:12:19

If it's a freestanding gas cooker (seems most likely if ll wants you to remove) it should just be a bayonet fitting to unplug.

specialsubject Tue 25-Nov-14 21:51:19

yes, but if there is a problem with the fitting not shutting off, then you have what could be called an issue.

CointreauVersial Tue 25-Nov-14 23:02:13

It only cost us about £30 to have ours capped off.

lauranorder50 Tue 25-Nov-14 23:06:02

Yeah, get a gas engineer to do it. All they do is shut the gas tap off and be very pleased with themselves they've charged the mug punter to turn a tap off.

That happened to us a few years ago when we just wanted to move the gas cooker away from the back door and have it more central to the kitchen.

Anyway, if a 'Gas Safe' engineer is required to do it, so be it.

Why is the LL asking you to do this ? If you are not responsible for the cooker why are you paying ?

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