Health and safety inspectors are cracking down on landlords who fail to manage building projects on their rental properties – even if they employ professional builders to do the work.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning that landlords face prosecution if they flout a little known construction regulation. Continue reading Landlord repairs targeted in health and safety crackdown
A landlord was fined £4,000 for failing to carry out fire safety work at a rental property after a tenant had to flee to safety from a blaze.
Islington Council had already served Nadia Boujema an improvement notice ordering the fitting of fire detection equipment at the home near The Angel, North London. Continue reading Landlord Fined £4,000 after Tenant Flees Buy to Let Blaze
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued a warning to landlords, saying they will prosecute those “who fail in their duty of care to tenants” after a Walsall landlord was sentenced.
Khalid Hussain was fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £3,000 in costs after he failed to replace a boiler that had broken down in January until October, and had only just obtained a gas safety licence for his appliances despite being issued with an Improvement Notice back in March. The Notice required Mr Hussain to get a licence by 6th of May. Continue reading HSE Warning to Landlords
A landlord who failed to safety check and look after gas appliances in a buy to let house rented to a tenant has to pay £1,400 fines and costs.
Property investor Michael Smith was reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) by his tenant for failing to provide a valid gas safety certificate. Continue reading Buy to let landlord pays £1,400 for failing to check gas safety
Landlords are urged to check out gas safety at their properties and to make sure properly qualified fitters are carrying out work on boilers, heating and cookers.
Student landlords should carry out safety checks before the start of the new academic year, says the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the organisation responsible for enforcing gas safety rules. Continue reading Gas watchdog hots up on safety checks