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Court awards seven more gas safety check warrants

Published: Monday, 9 October 2017

Havering Council’s crackdown on residents who don’t allow access for gas safety checks has received backing from Barkingside Magistrates Court.

On Tuesday 03 October 2017, warrants allowing the Council to force entry to seven homes were granted.

Deputy Leader of Havering Council and Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Damian White, said: “The safety of our residents is our top priority and if residents don’t respond to our reasonable requests for entry to allow gas safety checks to be carried out each year then we will ask the Court for warrants to allow us to force entry.

“Having gas appliances checked annually is a good way of minimising the risk of an accident caused by such a boiler or cooker so it's in the resident’s interest, as well as those of their neighbours, for these checks to be completed.

“The Court costs, along with the cost of repairing any damage caused by forcing entry, are added to the individuals account with us so refusing entry can cost a lot of extra money too.

“The safest, simplest and cheapest thing to do is to allow the Council access to complete these important safety checks.”

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