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Guide for landlords: New electrical safety standards in the PRS

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Wed 30 Sep 2020

Guide for landlords: New electrical safety standards in the PRS

The majority of landlords are proactive when it comes to ensuring the safety of their tenants and make a welcome contribution to the housing market. But a minority fail to do so, putting their tenants in danger as a result.

These new Regulations require landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested by a person who is qualified and competent, at least every 5 years. Landlords have to provide a copy of the electrical safety report to their tenants, and to their local authority if requested.

This means that all landlords now have to do what good landlords already do: make sure the electrical installations in their rented properties are safe.

The regulations came into force on 1 June 2020, they apply to new tenancies from 1 July 2020 and existing tenancies from 1 April 2021. 

If you have any questions of queries relating to the EICR or anything else to do with your rental property, please do not hesitate to get in touch on 01553 692828 or by sending an email to natasha@brittons.net.