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

July 10, 2020

 

With effect from July 1st 2020 all new tenancies must have an electrical safety check carried out prior to letting.

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.

 

Following the inspection and testing, a private landlord must -

 

  • obtain a report from the person conducting that inspection and test, which gives the results of the inspection and test and the date of the next inspection and test;

 

  • supply a copy of that report to each existing tenant of the residential premises within 28 days of the inspection and test;

 

  • supply a copy of that report to the local housing authority within 7 days of receiving a request in writing for it from that authority;

 

  • retain a copy of that report until the next inspection and test is due and supply a copy to the person carrying out the next inspection and test; and

 

  • supply a copy of the most recent report to -

    • any new tenant of the specified tenancy to which the report relates before that tenant occupies those premises; and

    • any prospective tenant within 28 days of receiving a request in writing for it from that prospective tenant.

 

 

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