Landlord fined for not supplying gas safety check.
A Landlord from Portsmouth has been fined £11,500 and ordered to pay costs of £4,500 after breaching 2 counts of the gas safety regulations 1998.
A court heard how a Mother and her children rented a property from Mr Brown in 2006 with the support of Portsmouth city council, in 2009 amongst other things the council asked to see an up to-date gas safety check for the property, which Mr Brown had not supplied for over 2 years, as Mr Brown could not supply the certificate, the Council had no choice but to report him to the HSE for breaching his landlord duties with regards to gas safety.
HSE inspector Dozie Azubike said “Mr Brown flagrantly disregarded hos duties as a landlord”.
As a landlord it is your duty to have a Gas safety check carried out annually.