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I have had a unvented water cylinder installed. 12 months

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i have had a unvented water cylinder installed.
12 months ago since then we have had problems with it, we had 3 plumbers come out and instructed us to have it reinstalled as it was not safe.
it was not registered with the building control we had it reinstalled by a gas safe installer and labelled 11 faults with the previous system.
we have contacted the installer and he says it was fine
i want to know if it is a criminal offence to install these systems if you are not qualified or contacted the building controll
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
Was it a requirement to be registered with building control please?
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes it is a requirement to register with the building control
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Yes it is an offence to install etc whilst not qualified.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So what do i do
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
You should report it to Gas Safe and the Local Council. They can deal with this for you and consider a prosecution.
Does that help?
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have reported to building control but as yet not got firm answers to what they are doingThey came out as the new plumber was reinstalling it
I have sent a report from the plumber outlining how dangerous it wasAnd they have said they have spoke to trading standardsBut as yet not received a reply.I have raised a small claims in respect of extra money we have had to pay.He responded accepting a quarter of the charges saying he will only pay for what it has cost himI have refused and want the total cost for what it has cost us including replacement
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If it is a offence
Do i contact the police
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
No. It would be the Council or Gas Safe who would prosecute. The Police wouldnt prosecute this type of offence.
Does that clarify?
Alex
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