Landlord fined for Gas Safety Record failings

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/