A private landlord from Cambridge has been sentenced to 16 months in jail for failing to meet responsibilities for gas safety in the homes he rented out to tenants.

Cambs 24 reports that Istiaq Ahmed also presented a fake gas safety certificate as part of his defence.

The property professional admitted four charges in breach of Section 33 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

Following the sentencing, Health and Safety Executive inspector Stephen Manley reminded those who draw up tenancy agreements and let their homes out to others that they must test their gas appliances on an annual basis.

"If you choose to become a landlord and enjoy the benefits of the extra income that can bring, then you must take your responsibilities towards your tenants seriously,"he explained.

Private landlords should be aware that the Gas Safe Register replaced the Corgi scheme as the official gas safety standard in the UK on April 1st this year.

Written by Sarah Field

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