King's Lynn home landlord given suspended jail term for gas safety offences
A landlord has been given a suspended prison sentence after he admitted breaching safety regulations in relation to a house in Lynn.
Officials have urged property owners to make sure their homes comply with the rules following the case of Steven Ladell, who admitted breaching gas safety and health safety laws when he appeared before magistrates in Norwich.
Ladell, of Great Harwood, Blackburn, was sentenced to 20 weeks in prison, suspended for two years, after pleading guilty to breaching an improvement notice served by the Health and Safety Executive and two gas safety regulations.
He was also ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and pay more than £4,000 in costs.
The case related to a property in Lynn which was found to have an unsafe gas boiler and an "at risk" gas cooker when it was inspected in July last year.
Adrian Lawrence, West Norfolk Council cabinet member for housing, said after the case: "This case clearly demonstrates the seriousness of the breaches and is a reminder to landlords of their obligation to ensure gas appliances they provide are checked and inspected on an annual basis."