5 Year Electrical checks now Law for landlords.

Landlords now have a legal duty to ensure that their rental property, and any electrical equipment provided, is safe before a tenancy begins and throughout its duration.

From 1st June 2020, private landlords in England will be required to have the electrical installation in their rental properties checked by a qualified electrician to ensure that they are safe. This means that:

• Electrical installations must be inspected and tested prior to the start of a new tenancy from 1st July 2020

• Checks must be carried out on any existing tenancies by 1st April 2021 These checks must then be carried out.

further information can be found here through the Electrical Safety First website.



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