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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Landlord fined £13k for no gas safety cert

A landlord from Slough has been given a costly lesson in the seriousness of not complying to gas safety regulations. The landlord, for some me reason decided not to bother getting a gas safety certificate despite a series of warnings over a four year period, between June 2010 and February 2014.

Mohammed Nawaz, 25, was prosecuted for breaching gas safety regulations and failing to comply with an enforcement notice issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The landlord was handed a fine, totalling £9,000 alongside court costs of £3,941.

After the case, HSE Inspector Karen Morris said:

“There is no excuse for landlords failing to ensure that gas appliances in rented properties are properly maintained and subject to annual safety checks. These are simple and inexpensive measures, but they are vital for the safety of the people living in the premises.

“HSE takes gas safety issues very seriously and we will take enforcement action when necessary.”

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