The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020

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Guidance for landlords

What the Regulations say:

Landlords in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) must ensure every electrical installation in their residential premises is inspected and tested at intervals of no more than 5 years by a qualified and competent person.

These Regulations apply in England to:

  • all new specified tenancies from 1st July 2020
  • all existing specified tenancies from 1st April 2021

Enforcement

Local Authorities will be responsible for enforcing the new regulations and can impose a financial penalty of up to £30,000 if they find a landlord is in breach of their duty.

Local Authorities have the power to serve remedial notices on the private landlord. If the remedial notice is ignored by the private landlord and action is not taken with 28 days, the Local Authority can arrange remedial work to be carried out, with consent from the tenant, and recover the costs from the landlord.

How we can help

As a registered electrical contractor, we are fully experienced and qualified to complete the electrical inspection to the required standard, ensuring the safety of your property and that of your tenants. Once the inspection has been completed, you will be issued with an Electrical Condition Report (EICR).

Contact us for a free, no obligation quotation.

 

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