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Electrical Safety Regulations

January 2020

The Government has set out The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020. This is subject to approval by Houses of Parliament, landlords and agents will need to ensure electrical installation inspections and testing are carried out for all new tenancies in England from 1 July 2020 or from 1 April 2021 for existing tenancies. The Regulations will require landlords to ensure that every fixed electrical installation is inspected and tested at least every five years by a qualified person. The landlord is required to obtain a report which gives the results of the inspection and test and supply that report to each tenant within 28 days and retain a copy until the next inspection is due.


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