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Landlord receives suspended sentence after failed maintenance on gas appliances

A Landlord from Blackburn has received a fine subsequent to failing to maintain gas appliances at his rental properties in Norwich

Norwich Magistrates’ Court was informed that Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspected a property at Kings Lynn in Norfolk in 2017, where they discovered a gas oven to be at risk and the gas heating boiler to be unsafe to use.

The Landlord also failed to comply with an ‘Improvement Notice’ issued in July last year, which required them to act and deal with the issues.

Ladell pleaded guilty to breaching Section 21 of the Health & Safety Work etc. Act (1974) and breaching Regulation 36(2) and Regulation 36(3) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations (1998).

He received a 20-week prison sentence suspended for 24 months, was ordered to carry out 100  ours of unpaid community work and to pay full costs of £4,146.

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