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Landlord given suspended prison sentence for gas safety failures

A Torquay landlord has been sentenced after failing to ensure proper landlord’s gas safety checks were undertaken at his tenanted property. Newton Abbot Magistrates’ Court heard how Mr Mehmet Sevim, a former Gas Safe Register gas engineer and current landlord of residential properties, had contracted a fitter who was not a member of Gas Safe […]

Two companies fined after worker injured by gas leak fire

A major UK gas distribution company and a Kent based construction company have been fined after a gas main ignited whilst it was being repaired, injuring two workers. Folkestone Magistrates Court heard how on 27 May 2016, Southern Gas Network Plc (SGN) employees were called to a gas escape at Thanet Way in Whitstable, Kent. […]

First female to graduate the new CORGI VRQ Compliance Diploma!

A huge congratulations to Amanda Curtis for being the first woman to complete the Level 4 diploma in Asset & Building Management Compliance course!  Amanda Curtis, Compliance Manager at Notting Hill Genesis has recently been awarded her certificate by our Senior Technical Manager Trevor Batt at her office in London. On receiving her qualification, Amanda said: […]

HHIC INDUSTRY GUIDANCE FOR HOUSEHOLDERS ON FROZEN CONDENSATE DISCHARGE PIPES

During prolonged spells of extremely cold weather can result in a significant increase in instances where the condensate drainage pipe from condensing (high efficiency) boilers can freeze – usually when the pipe had been installed externally for some of its length. Blockage due to freezing stops the condensate flowing to waste and causes the boiler […]

Carbon monoxide alarm requirements review

The Government have just announced the terms of their proposed Carbon Monoxide alarm requirements review. The review will consider the evidence base to establish whether regulations currently limited to solid fuel appliances in the private rented sector and building regulations are fit for purpose or whether alarm requirements should be extended to the installation of […]

Energy Company Obligation: ECO3, 2018 to 2022 impact analysis published

  The government’s response to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) consultation sets out the policy of the scheme that will run from Autumn 2018 until March 2022. The scheme delivers energy efficiency and heating measures to homes in Great Britain. The scheme’s other main policies include: focusing the entire scheme to support low income, vulnerable […]

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