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Hi,

I've only just 'discovered' that I am obliged to carry out yearly maintenance on my gas water heater. Although I missed the first 2 years, I did not forget to do so during the 3rd year. Can my landlord use the lack of maintenance in the first 2 years againts me? Note that the water heater is working fine at present (i.e the 4th year).

Thanks!

J

It would have invalidated your fire insurance if the thing had malfunctioned and caused a fire.
Of course, you only keep the /current/ paperwork for the last maintenance, so you're fine.

Oct 15, 2018 08:50
xl

Seriously, what J is very important - you would your (tenants) insurance in case of any fire etc. linked to non-maintenance.
Just do a note in your agenda for annual service.

Plus: if you are a Belgian income payer, you can enter the costs into your annual tax declaration.

Oct 15, 2018 12:38
yttap

It is very wise to have annual maintenance done on any gas appliance. Apart from fire risks, there is also the risk of fumes escaping, both of which endanger lives. And not just yours.

Oct 16, 2018 10:44
BrusselsKing

Thanks..very helpful info.! :)

Oct 29, 2018 02:21