Public sector — gas and fire safety enforcement FAQs

By Bukola Aremu

How do public sector landlords tackle the problem of access in respect of gas safety inspections and fire safety risk in leasehold properties?

It a question that continues to be raised by social landlords and although a number of measures have been put in place to assist landlords not enough has been done to prevent the serious tragedies that occurred at Lakenak House, south London, and Shirley Towers, Southampton. It is agreed by the majority of social landlords that action needs to be taken as soon as possible.

It is well known among housing law practitioners that the Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 apply to landlords that grant periodic tenancies, statutory tenancies, fixed-term tenancies and licences to occupy…

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