Lokendra Kumar Khadka, a landlord from Plymouth recently pleaded guilty at Plymouth Crown Court to offences under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (‘the Regulations’).
The Health and Safety Executive, which prosecuted the case, told the Court that the gas appliances had never been checked at the property and that Mr Khadka had arranged for someone to make alteration to a flue that had left it in an extremely dangerous state.
Mr Khadka was sentenced to fifteen months imprisonment, suspended for twenty four months, and ordered to pay costs of £4,904.00.
Kangs Solicitors have previously reported on the duties of Landlords under the Regulations which can be accessed by following the link:
As the penalties for breaching the Regulations can lead to serious repercussions, including imprisonment, it is important that specialist advice is obtained immediately upon an investigation being commenced.
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