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Landlord's failure to maintain boiler

A Glasgow GP has been given a two year conditional discharged and ordered to pay costs of nearly £5,000 after failing to maintain a gas boiler.

The boiler was installed at a student flat in Oxford, but had not been serviced for two years, the court heard.

The flat’s owner, Dr Tariq Mahmood called a gas installer to service the appliance, who called an gas safety engineer.

As a result, the boiler was condemned and the case reported to the Health and Safety Executive.

Dr Tariq Mahmood, of Newton Mearns, Glasgow, pleaded guilty to regulations 36(2)(a) and 36(2)(b) and two counts of 36(3)(a) of the Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998.