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.

Landlord’s duties

Kangs Solicitors have previously reported on the duties of Landlords under the Regulations which can be accessed by following the link:

Landlords | Gas Safety Regulations | Kangs Regulatory Solicitors 

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.

How Can We Help? | Kangs Health and Safety Solicitors

Kangs Solicitors have a wealth of knowledge and experience in dealing with all matters of health and safety law.

Our specialist solicitors are able to provide advice and assistance throughout the entire criminal process, from the initial intervention by the Health and Safety Executive through to enforcement, interview under caution and ultimately the defence of any ensuing criminal prosecution.

Who Can I Contact For Help? | Kangs National Criminal Defence Solicitors

Please feel free to contact our team through any of the solicitors named below who will be happy to provide you with some initial advice and assistance.

Hamraj Kang
07976 258171 | 020 7936 6396 | 0121 449 9888

John Veale
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396

Amandeep Murria
020 7936 6396 | 0121 449 9888

Helen Holder
020 7936 6396 | 0121 449 9888