we are moving into a rented bungalow soon, we've got it at a very cheap rental rate as it needs re-decorating, garden is an absolute bomb site, kitchen is a home made heap of crap etc,
The gas meter is located in the corner of the kitchen on the floor, and hence the kitchen cabinets have to go round it, currently you have to pull our 4 drawers then peer through an access hole cut in the side of the drawer cupboard to see the meter (using a torch of course) to get at the shut off valve, you have to put you arm upto your elbow through another hole in the cabinet side, grope around hopefully find it,
the gas pipe comes in the front wall about a foot above the floor, and the isolation valve is right there, my GF would never be able to reach it as her arms arent long enough.
The awkwardness of getting to the meter and valve is mentioned in the gas safety certificate, but it hasnt been put down as something that needs fixing, i'm going to mention it to the company that is managing the letting of the house, but don't think they will do owt about it.
Idealy it needs moving outside, but i've read the gas co's charge a good 400 quid plus to do this, so im doubtfull the managment co will entertain that,
is there anything in the regs or what ever that says the valve or meter must be easily accessable? that i can use to persuade them to have it moved,
or is there any cheaper way to get it moved to an easier/safer position?