Back in 2011, I got the letting agent of my rental flat to arrange some flue hatches to be fitted. These are compulsory for concealed flues from 1/1/13. They put in two hatches above the 4 metre long lounge, and seem to have done a good job.
I have a different letting agent now, and today they sent their gas man round to do the inspection. The guy has failed it because the hatches do not correspond to the flue joints.
My agent has sent me the following circular on the subject from the firm:
I have sent her the Gas Safe one that mentions the hatches only have to be 1.5 metres from the joints:
Is this firm trying to pick holes in my installation to get the job of 'rectifying' it?