Electrical safety checks
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 will apply to all new tenancies on 1 July 2020 and for existing tenancies on 1 April 2021.
The Electrical Safety Regulations will require landlords to:
- Ensure that the electrical safety standards are met during any period of a tenancy
- Have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested by a person who is qualified and competent, at least every five years, or more frequently if the most recent report requires this
- Provide a copy of the report (known as the Electrical Safety Condition Report or EICR) to their tenants, and to the local authority if requested
- If the EICR requires investigative or remedial works, landlords will have to carry this out