Landlords urged to keep gas appliances in check

Landlords have been warned that they may face fines and injury compensation claims from their tenants if they fail to keep gas appliances in a safe condition.

The warning comes after Ilkley landlord Helen Jayne Beckett was fined GBP 1,000 and ordered to pay GBP 1,500 in costs after failing to heed an improvement notice regarding one of her properties.

Ms Beckett has failed to ensure that a gas fire in a rented property in Cleethorpes had been checked for safety, in spite of being warned to do so by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) last year.

"These measures are in place for a reason because if left unchecked, faulty gas appliances can have devastating consequences," commented HSE inspector Steven Kay.

"This important legislation needs to be taken seriously by landlords to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning or even death."

A Cambridgeshire landlord was recently jailed for 16 months after he was found guilty of four charges of contravening gas safety laws.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19436090-ADNFCR

Free No Obligation Advice

If you’ve been involved in an accident or suffered an injury, you probably have many more questions than answers.  Contact Hayward Baker on 01329 227 986 or complete our On-Line Form today to discuss the potential for a Personal Injury Claim.

Thinking of making a claim for an accident?

You may be entitled to claim compensation.

Landlords urged to keep gas appliances in check
Scroll to top