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  1. #1

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    Gas Fittings Inspection

    Hi there,
    Google isn’t being my friend at the moment but just wondering if there is a requirement for landlords to inspect gas fittings in rental properties each year in Hong Kong as like UK?
    Many thanks!


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    No requirement. The gas company (shell in our case) usually has safety inspections scheduled but they have suspended these during covid.

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    I've rented this apartment for 4 years and never had one inspection, none even when I moved in.
    Gas Supplier (Town Gas).


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    Utilities in HK are actually pretty decent.

    Just call up town gas and tell them you're worried about gas leaks and you think you need an inspection - free and easy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007:
    I've rented this apartment for 4 years and never had one inspection, none even when I moved in.
    Gas Supplier (Town Gas).
    In our building they come every year to do a check (also Town Gas)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sith:
    In our building they come every year to do a check (also Town Gas)
    they probably come to our building as well but they only check outside the units, ive never seen them come in or schedule a check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007:
    they probably come to our building as well but they only check outside the units, ive never seen them come in or schedule a check.
    Oh I meant they do come check every unit inside.
    Strange that they do it for some buildings but not others.
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    Towngas come to my building once a year as well. If you are not in when they come, you can call them and arrange a time for them to come - all free of charge except any new parts you might need. Very professional in my experience.


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    Thanks all, discovered that supply pipe to hob had expiry date label saying it required replacement 10 years ago.
    Gas company wants a fee to replace, landlord won’t pay.
    What can ya do?!


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    the flexible gas pipes have a date and should be changed every three years


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