Council landlord prosecuted over gas safety certificates failure

A local council neglected to carry out annual gas safety checks on properties used to house its tenants.

As a result, the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has been hit with a penalty of nearly £100,000 by the Health and Safety Executive.

The council has now apologised in respect of the 21 privately leased properties that had no gas safety certificates, in contravention of the law.

Landlords are required by law to arrange annual checks by a Gas Safe registered engineer and keep and maintain gas safety records for all properties. But an investigation by the HSE revealed that the council failed to provide adequate certification for appliances in scores of properties under its control between April 2008 and July 2010.

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