Landlords must do more to make sure their properties are energy efficient – says HHIC

Greater ambition is needed to tackle fuel poverty that is endemic in the Private Rented Sector, and Landlords must do more to ensure the houses they let are energy efficient – says Stewart Clements, Director of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC Following November’s Clean Growth Strategy, the Government recently announced proposals to amend […]

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Landlord fined £15,290 for failing to maintain gas appliances

A Pembrokeshire landlord has been fined after failing to maintain gas appliances at the domestic property in West Court, Haverfordwest. Llanelli Magistrates’ Court heard how the property owned by Gous Ahmed was visited by the Pembrokeshire Housing Standards (PHS) in late 2014. On 26 February 2015 the same premises was visited by British Gas and […]

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EC4U launches Electrical Safety Guide for Landlords and Tenants

Electrical training expert, EC4U, has launched a brand new guide exclusively for both landlords and tenants, to highlight the importance of ensuring electrical safety standards are being met in privately rented homes. This online guide, which is free to view and download via EC4U’s dedicated website (, clearly defines the responsibilities of both the landlord […]

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Landlord put lives at risk by doing illegal gas work in his properties

A landlord has been given a suspended jail sentence and fined £10,000 for putting his tenants’ lives in danger by carrying out illegal gas work at the flats he rented. Vispasp Sarkari, who rented out five flats in a block on London Road in Wembley, was charged with a serious safety breach after an investigation […]

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Baby is victim of carbon monoxide poisoning

Two Bolton landlords have been fined after a 16-week-old baby and both his parents were taken to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning. Four gas appliances at the property were unsafe, and no gas safety checks were arranged, as the law requires. Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard a couple, who have asked not to be identified, began […]

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