Private landlords have been warned to make sure they comply with gas safety requirements after a landlady was fined £5,000 for such a failing.

Aruna Pravin Kukadia was also made to pay £3,719 costs after she did not carry out the safety checks required in a property.

This was in breach of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, to which Mrs Kukadia pleaded guilty last month.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requested safety check records from Mrs Kukadia after a complainant believed a heating system had carbon monoxide leaks, a concern for which sufficient evidence was not found in an investigation.

But gaps were found in the records during a period of occupancy in 2002 to 2003, while no check had been made in 2005 to 2006.

The court was also told that similar breaches had been made in other properties Mrs Kukadia let out, despite receiving advice from the HSE.

Rental laws require landlords to have annual gas safety checks carried out by CORGI-registered installers and to give copies of the certificates to tenants within 28 days of it being carried out.ADNFCR-2002-ID-18960035-ADNFCR

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