Court Summary - at a glance
Always use an appropriately qualified person to do gas and electrical work on any property. All landlords, including property managers, have a duty to ensure the safety of gas and electrical installations, appliances and fittings in properties they lease.
The defendant company carried out gasfitting services without authorisation to do so. In early June 2014, Harcourts Timaru engaged Crew Cut to remove a gas heater from a property they managed. Larry Warner was not authorised to do this work and the gas supply was left uncapped. A new tenant moved into the property and arranged for new gas cylinders to be delivered and connected.
Regulation 53 (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010 and
s56B(2) Gas Act 1992