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Considering the serious implications of carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty boiler/flue I am amazed that the % rate is not far higher for landlord's gas safety certificate.  The punishment for non compliance is very severe and in the event of death of a tenant the landlord can look forward to a very hefty prison sentence.

EPC's ? Well, what can you say?  Never been asked to view one in the whole time of renting or selling they have been mandatory. Caused a flurry this year when I asked to see one for a property I was buying.  :D  Eeer! Yes, that is booked in to be done was the reply.  The property had been marketed for over 3 months!

How come I have never ever been asked my opinion in any survey anywhere, anytime.........ever. 

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Some of those statistics are very surprising, however it does kind of depend on the basis of the survey.

For example....

* You don't need a gas cert or a carbon monoxide alarm if the property is all electric.....and 30+ % of properties are.

* You don't need smoke alarms by law if the AST is pre 2015.

* With regard to EPC's......although it's the law.....you might get away with not having an EPC if you advertise/market/let the property yourself and the prospective tenants don't ask for it. BUT, there is no way you will be able to sell a property without one.

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