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    • trainmadlad
    • By trainmadlad 12th Jan 18, 7:41 AM
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    Corgi Duplicate Gas Certificates
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    • 12th Jan 18, 7:41 AM
    Corgi Duplicate Gas Certificates 12th Jan 18 at 7:41 AM
    I am currently selling my house and have been asked to provide a corgi gas certificate for the boiler installation. This should have been sent directly to the property following installation of the boiler in 2007. I am the first owner and all relevant document for everything else (appliance manuals, electrical certificates, environment notices e.t.c) were left at the property for me by the builders. This included the Worcester Bosch boiler commissioning documentation. Due to having the commissioning certificate I was not aware that I should also have received a gas certificate from Corgi. Corgi now want to charge me 48 for e-mailing out the duplicate certificate. If the boiler was installed a few years later (2009) it would fall to the Gas Safe Register to do the same. Gas safe charge 5 for an e-mailed certificate. When looking on line for different options to access the certificate, there appear to be lots of people who have never been sent a certificate and are then liable to the same 48 Corgi charge. I am concerned that the fee is excessive for e-mailing an electronic document. I also wonder whether some forms were intentionally not issued to generate income. I would be interested if anyone else has had the same experience.
    Last edited by trainmadlad; 12-01-2018 at 7:43 AM. Reason: additional information
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 12th Jan 18, 8:33 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 8:33 AM
    Corgi always were a bunch of licensed bandits, no surprises there then
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    • missile
    • By missile 12th Jan 18, 10:42 AM
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    I would suggest you get the boiler serviced and inspected by a Gas Safe engineer. He will give you a certificate.
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    • trainmadlad
    • By trainmadlad 12th Jan 18, 11:59 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 11:59 AM
    Thank you - that's a helpful option.
    • grayme-m
    • By grayme-m 12th Jan 18, 2:51 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 2:51 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 2:51 PM
    Isn't it recommended that you get your boiler serviced annually anyway?
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    • trainmadlad
    • By trainmadlad 12th Jan 18, 3:02 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 3:02 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 3:02 PM
    Our boiler has been serviced and inspected annually since we moved into the house by Worcester Bosch. The conveyancer won't accept their installation record or a further 10 years of records showing the boiler has been properly tested and seviced. They want the original corgi certificate or an equivalent.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 12th Jan 18, 3:35 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 3:35 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 3:35 PM
    You have 2 options then, pay the fee or go direct to the purchaser. The problem is that the conveyancer is too interested in covering their own !!!! they lose sight of what is really important or not.
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    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 12th Jan 18, 6:03 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 6:03 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 6:03 PM
    I bet the price of the certificate pales in to insignificance compared to the price of moving/buying/selling your house
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    • macman
    • By macman 13th Jan 18, 6:58 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 6:58 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 6:58 PM
    This is purely a box ticking exercise by the conveyancer. There is no legal requirement to provide such a certificate, and in a practical sense, after 10 years, it tells the buyer nothing useful at all: the boiler could still be in A1 condition, or it could never have been serviced and be falling to bits and leaking carbon monoxide. A recent service invoice is of far more use.
    Tell the buyer that if they wish for other evidence of it's condition, then they are welcome to have it inspected at their expense.
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    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 15th Jan 18, 12:17 PM
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    I would tell you what if you wanted to see anything if I sell my house. It is up to the buyer to sort this out.
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