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Landlord fined for Gas Safety Record failings

Date:
8 September 2015

A landlord has been fined for failing to have a valid Gas Safety Record in place for five tenants of his properties. 

Medway Magistrates’ Court heard how as part of a joint intervention between HSE and Medway Council Housing Officers in March 2014, statements were taken from various tenants, of the seven, only one was found to have a valid Landlord Gas Safety Record in place. 

Nitin King, of Bredgar House, Primrose Lane, Bredgar, Sittingbourne was fined a total of £32,000, and ordered to pay £4,560 in costs after pleading guilty to 4 charges of breaches to Regulation 36(3) of the Gas Safety Installation and Use Regulations 1998. 

For more information about landlord’s responsibility for gas safety visit the website at

http://www.hse.gov.uk/gas/landlords/ 

Notes to Editors: 

  1. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. It aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. It does so through research, information and advice, promoting training; new or revised regulations and codes of practice, and working with local authority partners by inspection, investigation and enforcement. www.hse.gov.uk 
  2. More about the legislation referred to in this case can be found at: www.legislation.gov.uk/  
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