Private Rented Housing: Natural Gas

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st March 2018.

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Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Conservative, Cheltenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the Health and Safety Executive has the necessary powers to enforce the requirement for landlords to hold a gas safety certificate for the property they are letting.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Health and safety inspectors appointed under section 19 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HSWA) exercise powers under section 20 of HSWA to enforce the requirement for landlords to hold a record of the gas safety check for the property they are letting.

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