Tag Archives: gas safety

Landlords’ safety obligations

Thanks to our friends at Nearly Legal we have been alerted to the recent case of Gillian Drysdale v Joanne Hedges (2012) QBD 27/07/2012. A tenant slipped off some steep steps while moving her belongings in at the beginning of the tenancy and injured her back. The steps were painted with gloss paint which became […]

It’s (not) a gas

A Landlord has been prosecuted, found guilty, fined £2,000.00 and ordered to complete 150 hours’ community service for breaching the gas safety regulations including using unregistered gas engineers for gas safety checks. The HSE report can be read here. Landlords and agents are reminded that there is no defence to non compliance with the regulations. […]

Carbon Monoxide

In December 2010 the Health and Safety Executive released a Safety Notice to raise awareness of the potential dangers from certain types of flues connected to gas-fired central heating installations in some properties. Unfortunately the Notice was released following the death of a person in a property earlier that year but there is now an […]

Gas Safety

The Old Bailey will this summer be hearing the case of a Plumber charged with the manslaughter of a woman who died of carbon monoxide poisoning. It is alleged he breached his obligations under regulation 26 (9) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.The Plumber has pleaded not guilty to the charges. This […]

Gas Safe Register reaches NI

The Gas Safe Register is coming to Northern Ireland from 1 April 2010.

Gas Safe Register Confusion

The Gas Safe Register seems to be giving erroneous advice.

Gas Safe Register

Boarding my train to London this morning I saw a poster campaign for the new Gas Safe Register. The successor to the old CORGI Landlords Gas Safety Certificate regime. While it is good to see promotion of gas safety, landlords and agents should make sure they are familiar with the new system and ensure that […]

New Gas Safety Regime

From 1 April the landlord’s gas safety regime is changing

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