gas safety certificate/habitation service

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  1. calion

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    My friend says dealers are required by law to perform a gas safety check and carry out a habitation service prior to selling a used motorhome. Obviously this is preferable, but is it a legal requirement?
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    I dont think its a legal requirement in any way, you may be thinking of Landlords who have to have a gas check every year.

    We not only gas check and habitation service but do a mechanical service as well plus a new MOT where applicable

    Peter
     
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  3. calion

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    Thanks for clarification. I thought it probably wasn't. I did get a new MOT and there are receipts for major service and cambelt change from last summer. I may get a hab service done in due course then.
     
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    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

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    No legal requirement as Peter says but "under sale of goods act" it does have to be "of merchantable quality".

    D.
     
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    I would be disappointed with a dealer that did not include a full habitation service with any sale
     
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  6. calion

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    Yes, its what I would normally expect, but maybe its how he is able to keep his prices quite low.
     
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    It will cost between £100 - 200 for your own habitation service including damp report

    At least it will be totally independent, I would get one done if I was you as soon as you can, then you have a decent chance of redress on supplying dealer if anything is found
     
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    Thanks, thats a good idea.
     
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