Suspended prison sentence for landlord

A Cornish landlord has been fined after failing to maintain gas appliances at his rental properties.

Truro Crown Court heard how gas appliances in the properties went unmaintained and were not inspected by a registered Gas Safe Register engineer.

An investigation by the HSE found the landlord failed to obtain Landlord Gas Safety Records (LGSR) after May 2014. It was also found that the appliances had not been serviced for at least four years.

The defendant pleaded guilty to breaching Regulations 36 (2)(a) and 36 (3)(a) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, and Regulation 3(2) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 He has been given a 12-month prison sentence suspended for 24 months, fined £5,000, and ordered to pay costs of £5,524.

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