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Landlord fined for neglecting gas safety
Published:  09 September, 2014

An Accrington landlord has been ordered to pay nearly £60,000 in fines and costs after he ignored repeated warnings about arranging an annual gas safety check at a house in the town.

An Accrington landlord has been ordered to pay nearly

Tariq Ali was given numerous opportunities by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to arrange an inspection for a property on Persia Street after the previous gas safety record expired in October 2012.

The HSE issued a formal improvement notice on 12 September 2013 giving him one month to arrange an annual gas safety check for the property, which he failed to do.

Landlords are required by law to have gas appliances checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer at least once a year. Trafford Magistrates

Tariq Ali, of Knotwood Court, Accrington, was fined

HSE inspector Stuart Kitchingman said:

Dozens of people are killed or badly harmed every year from carbon monoxide poisoning so it is vital that landlords take the risks seriously. We will continue to prosecute landlords who think the law doesn