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« on: May 09, 2021, 07:24:11 PM »

Hi All

Very quick but hopefully not daft question about the boiler service and Gas safety certificate.
Is the Gas Safety certificate given as a result of having the boiler serviced or is it a separate check?
I'm only asking as want to make sure i'm not paying unnecessarily for both

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2021, 09:00:59 PM »

A Service is more (greater) than a GSC.
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2021, 10:09:51 AM »

A Service is more (greater) than a GSC.

That is true in terms of what the engineer does to the boiler during a service compared to just doing a safety check, but...

1. You still need the GSC certificate (Landlord Gas Safety Record)

2. A GSC inspects more than just the boiler if you have other gas appliances (hob, oven, gas fire...)

So you should specifically ask for a GSC to be done (ideally at the same time as the boiler service) and will normally be required to pay a little extra for any additional checks plus the issuing of the certificate.
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2021, 10:25:15 AM »

I suggest it's the other way around...

That, only if minded to do so (or for warranty purposes), you get the boiler serviced at the same time as you do the mandatory GSC.
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2021, 09:00:43 AM »

Thanks for all your replies. So both are required legally as a landlord
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2021, 09:52:07 AM »

How did you conclude that? That, specifically, wasn't said.
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2021, 11:07:09 AM »

Thanks for all your replies. So both are required legally as a landlord
No. Only the Gas Safety check is required by law.

A boiler service is not a legal requirement - although of course you may elect to have it done annually, and at the same time as the GSC.
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