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Rogue trader gets suspended prison sentence for illegal gas work

A rogue trader and building company have been sentenced following unsafe and unregistered gas work. Southwark Crown Court heard that Valentin Pauliuc, trading as VP Plumbing & Heating, was hired in February 2019 by HSM Builders Limited, the principal contractor for a domestic renovation in South London, to carry out plumbing and gas work including […]

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£40,000 fine for property management company after gas explosion

Holt Estates England Ltd has been fined £40,000 after a homeowner sustained burns when gas escaping from an open-ended pipe ignited. North Somerset Magistrates’ Court heard that following pre-sale refurbishment work at a property in Chard a gas cooker was disconnected from the gas pipe, but the pipe was not sealed off properly leaving an […]

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Letting company and its director fined for gas safety failings

A letting agent company and its director have been fined for failing to carry out essential safety checks on gas appliances in their rental property. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard how the landlord, Belleview Property Limited (Belleview), failed to carry out the annual gas safety check at their rental property in Colchester, Essex. Belleview were served […]

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Suspended prison sentence for fraudulent rogue trader

A rogue trader has been given a suspended prison sentence after repeatedly carrying out gas work whilst falsely claiming to be gas safe registered. Cardiff Crown Court heard how, between September 2016 and March 2018, Jordan Louis Hare carried out gas work at four domestic premises in Cardiff and Crosskeys, but did not hold the […]

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No Gas Safe card, no sale – New petition launched

A new petition has been launched in a bid to ensure that only Gas Safe Registered engineers are allowed to buy gas appliances. Installer spoke to Jimmy Hendry, who started the petition, about why he thinks it’s an important initiative. Jimmy Hendry has been in the trade for 27 years, working as a plumbing and […]

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