Landlords risk prison sentences for failure to checking gas boilers

A landlord has received an eight week suspended sentence for not carrying out the necessary gas boiler check by a qualified engineer.

The London landlord was given the sentence by magistrates after they were told he had failed to ensure that a proper gas safety check was carried out, in his property, to obtain the safety certificate from the Gas safety Register.

The tenant in the property raised alarms about a carbon monoxide leak and the gas supply was immediately switched off by the National Grid.

The tenant then contacted the Health and Safety Executive about the situation, which then took action against the landlord.

The landlord admitted his guilt of breaching Regulation 36(3) of the Gas Safety -Installation and Use -Regulations 1998 and received an eight week prison sentence, which was suspended for 12 months.

He was also ordered to pay £300 in costs to the Health and Safety Executive and an £80 victim surcharge.

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