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The way to fulfil the obligation would be to cut the gas supply to the property that way there is no gas and hence no need for a gas safety certificate. This also prevents the tenant going further into arrears. You can ask the gas company to cut the supply. If he complains about this you can say well you are not paying their fees for their service so they have cut the supply. I trust this assists you in understanding your position however, should you have any supplementary inquiries, do not hesitate to ask and I will look to clarify or expand on my previous response.
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