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What type of contract are you on?
Is this an assured shorthold tenancy agreement ?
No, that is a disrepair issue.
But he can end the AST using S21 if it was due to come to an end anyway.
The plain fact is that landlords do tend to do this when you make a report to Environmental Health. It might be that they serve an improvement notice upon him anyway but either way makes no difference because they are relying on S21.
You could still bring a claim for disrepair. The awards are not high but equally it isn't that expensive to sue.
The gas should have been tested yearly and if it was not then you could make a report to Health and Safety.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Well, as I said really. The gas test should have been done and you would have a disrepair claim.
There is no prospect of recovering rent I'm afraid or really the fees for the engineer. A report to EH would have achieved the same end for free and the landlord is not liable for that. If that is what you seek you would not win.
But you could make a report to H & S or bring a disrepair claim. H & S would probably issue a fixed penalty fine. The higher penalties arise when there are incidents. The disrepair claim would not be high but it is cheap to bring.