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    I'm torn between getting a local non-Corgi registered geezer (mate of a mate) to install it (£2300) or British Gas (~£4000+). Don't want to phone up random plumbers in the Yellow Pages for fear of getting ripped off. This is for our 2 bed rental property.

    Any words of wisdom much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicane
    I'm torn between getting a local non-Corgi registered geezer (mate of a mate) to install it (£2300) or British Gas (~£4000+). Don't want to phone up random plumbers in the Yellow Pages for fear of getting ripped off. This is for our 2 bed rental property.

    Any words of wisdom much appreciated.
    If you're going to get a non corgi registered bloke to do it you might as well give it a go yourself and just gaffer tape it in there!

    EDIT: Just read the thread below re conservatories
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    Quote Originally Posted by chicane
    I'm torn between getting a local non-Corgi registered geezer (mate of a mate) to install it (£2300) or British Gas (~£4000+). Don't want to phone up random plumbers in the Yellow Pages for fear of getting ripped off. This is for our 2 bed rental property.

    Any words of wisdom much appreciated.
    I managed to get about £500 of my British Gas quote by being very pushy on discounts etc.

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    Ask friends / neighbours if they know anyone who can do the job and is registered.

    I'd steer clear of a non-registered installation - it could impact you when you come to sell up, not to mention gassing you to death
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    Quote Originally Posted by fzbucks
    If you're going to get a non corgi registered bloke to do it you might as well give it a go yourself and just gaffer tape it in there!

    EDIT: Just read the thread below re conservatories
    And invest in a decent Funeral Plan.

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    when I had mine done I used the people that BG sub it out to,saved £1800, in the Bg price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Cnvt
    I managed to get about £500 of my British Gas quote by being very pushy on discounts etc.
    Thanks - I'll give that a try when they come around to "survey the property".

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFaqqer
    Ask friends / neighbours if they know anyone who can do the job and is registered.
    Already been down that avenue - sadly it seems that people only know "geezers" around here. Reliable and reasonably priced Corgi registered plumbers are like rocking horse sh*t around here it seems.

    Quote Originally Posted by MrsGoof
    when I had mine done I used the people that BG sub it out to,saved £1800, in the Bg price.
    Funnily enough, I quizzed the guy I spoke to this evening whether a BG installation would be done by BG employees or contractors. I was assured it would be done by employees. Bizarrely, this was shortly before the BG guy told me he couldn't talk for any longer because he had to go and put his baby to bed.

    How did you find out who BG sub their installation work to?

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    If it's a rental, doesn't it need to be Corgi registered?

    Ah, here we are http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/gas_safety.htm

    Gas Safety for Landlords and Property Agents

    Key Points:
    Landlords are responsible in law for their tenant's safety.
    Annual gas Safety checks are a legal requirement - failure to do this can result in heavy fines or even imprisonment.
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    In the case of residential properties, landlords (or their agents) have a statutory duty to arrange annual Gas Safety Checks by a registered CORGI installer.


    Don't be such a tight arse, if you're going to take on the responsibility of renting a property out then don't play with your tenants' lives.

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    Not something you mess about with. A man must know his limitations. Get a Corgi man.

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    If your tenants wake up dead one day, you are going to be in a spot of bother.

    Pay British Gas and then put their rent up.

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