Kerosene Fumes caused by pipe leak
A friend of mine rents a rural property which has oil fired cooking and heating system (Kerosene to Rayburn stove) and no gas supply.
There appears to be a pipe leak between the storage and the stove causing strong fumes in the kitchen area. There is clearly a potential health risk from exposure to the fumes and requests to the agent to have this problem fixed have not been successful. Questions I have been asked are:
- Does the landlord have a responsibility to do an annual oil safety check similar to the usual gas safety check?
- How should they go about getting an independent assessment of the health and safety risk if the agent remains silent on the requested repair?
- What financial recourse do they have against the landlord due to the oil leak?
I realise that this is more of a tenant led issue but I am pursuing all possible angles in order that I can help my friend. Thank you for any comments
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