Landlord fined over £17k for gas safety breaches

A prosecution brought against private landlord, Gous Ahmed has been successful in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

A prosecution brought against private landlord, Gous Ahmed has been successful in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

The landlord was guilty of breaching Regulation 36(1) of the Gas Safety Regulations 1996 and received a fine of £15,290 plus £2,500 of costs.

This wasn’t just a failure to carry out the regular certification; upon inspection of the property by British Gas the boiler was found to be “immediately dangerous”. Even more shocking, an improvement enforcement action had been issued by the Health and Safety Executive and various letters were sent from council officers before action was perused.

Mr Ahmed put the residents and other members of the public at risk of harm by failing to maintain gas appliances in the domestic property. Landlords and duty holder must ensure they obtain a Landlord Gas Safety Record and they maintain all gas appliances in accordance with the law.

Simon Breen , Health and Safety Executive

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