Landlord taken to court over boiler and oven

A Hyndburn landlord has been given a suspended prison sentence after failing to check an unsafe boiler and gas.

Steven Ladell, from Great Harwood, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after serious faults were uncovered at a house in King’s Lynn last year.

One of his tenants had approached housing standards officials at King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Council, complaining about the state of his boiler and oven.

HSE inspectors found the boiler and oven to be in a poor state of repair and to be unsafe.

Ladell was brought to court after he failed to provide any paperwork showing routine safety checks and servicing had been undertaken.

Ladell pleaded guilty to breaching gas safety regulations and to breaching an improvement notice.

He was given a 20-week prison sentence by magistrates, suspended for two years, and ordered to carry out 100 hours community service.

Ladell was further ordered to pay court costs of £4,146.

 

 

 

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