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1. Trading standards won't get involved. Why should they? 2. Solicitor? just throwing money away, how do you get to lay a private prosecution in the courts? 3. Small claims court..how do you find a forensic plumber to prepare the documents? YOu don't, you would need a real engineer to do that..expensive..
1. It's unlawful for an unqualified trader to install an unvented HW system. Someone doing so will certainly be of interest to trading standards.

2. I was not proposing a 'private prosecution'. I suggested a solicitor as a possible source of advice about how to make a successful civil claim. Many solicitors offer a short free intitial consultation, which is enough to gain some useful tips and a view as to the costs and benefits of trying to claim.

3. You don't need a 'forensic plumber' for a case of this sort. A quotation from any G3-qualified plumber stating what needs to be done to rectify the problem(s) will be enough. Small claims courts not only do not normally require what I'd call 'expert reports' it discourages their use to save costs unless they are strictly necessary.

BTW, real (i.e. chartered) engineers are good value in the cases where their expertise is needed. If they can't offer good value they will explain this to the potential client and suggest a cheaper solution. E.g. by getting a quote from a G3-qualified plumbing firm...
 

Timmy D

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Did you tell them when you passed your qualification? They match them up with your national insurance number. Might need to see your certificate to prove.
I’ll have another chat with them. Got all my domestic/commercial/catering/water regs, just not my g3.

Anyone else think it’s a Sod take that water regs/g3 is 3 year renewal as opposed to 5 like gas.
 

moonlight

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I’ll have another chat with them. Got all my domestic/commercial/catering/water regs, just not my g3.

Anyone else think it’s a Sod take that water regs/g3 is 3 year renewal as opposed to 5 like gas.
G3 is 5 years. Water regs only once.
 

GC2

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Just got my gas safe certificate. It's under a plumber's name that I've never heard of and has definitely not been in my house. I'm guessing the original plumber isn't qualified and is a little dishonest. What would people recommend?

Thanks again
 

ShaunCorbs

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I would phone gas safe up and tell them this and you would like to go further with a complaint
 

GC2

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I would phone gas safe up and tell them this and you would like to go further with a complaint
This was my first thought. Either that or get in touch with the new mystery plumber. I'm pretty annoyed that the plumber even quoted to do the work but I'm wondering if it's going over the top to take things further?
 

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