I am looking for some advice please as I’ve found myself in a very worrying situation.
I have some tenants that are well over 6 months in arrears. They aren’t very nice people as you can imagine.
I have a possessions ordered due to take place on 6/10/20. My problem is that I don’t have a Gas Safe Certificate for the house. It’s just been overlooked. They have lived there for two and a half years without one in place.
The tenants are aware and have reported me to HSE. Today I received a letter from them asking me for proof of the Gas Safety Certificate which of course I don’t have. It says on the letter that I could be heavily fined or sentenced to jail. Google suggests the average fine is £6,000.
I feel a fool for not being more organised and I’m very worried at the outcome of any possible court hearing.
I understand it’s my fault but the fact that these people have pretty much stolen over £7,000 from me and now they are doing this make me angry and sad.
As I understand, no Gas Safety will not invalidated the Section 8 I served, is that correct?
I have tried to have one done this week but they say they are self isolating. I have proof that they are denying me access but that won’t cover the pervious two year.
Has anyone gone through a similar situation? Any knowledge or advice good or bad would be really appreciated.