New Regulations for Landlords
Scole Electrical Changes to Electrical regulations for Landlords
Landlords are responsible for ensuring that their rental properties meet certain safety standards, including electrical safety. In the UK, the relevant legislation is the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, which set out the requirements for electrical installations and electrical equipment in the workplace.
In recent years, changes have been made to these regulations to ensure that landlords are taking their responsibilities for electrical safety more seriously.
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 require landlords to have electrical installations in their rental properties inspected and tested by a qualified and competent person at least every 5 years.
Additionally, landlords are required to provide their tenants with a copy of the electrical safety report and to rectify any identified deficiencies within 28 days.
It's important for landlords to stay up-to-date on the latest electrical regulations and to have their properties regularly inspected to ensure they are in compliance with the regulations.
Scole Electrical, as a NICEIC and ECA certified company, can provide landlords with the necessary electrical testing and inspection services to meet these requirements, and help to ensure the safety of their tenants.