It has been in the pipeline for some time now, however it is looking increasingly likely that landlords are going to need to do electrical safety checks on rent accommodation sooner rather than later. 

From October, the provisions of the act (Housing and Planning Act 2016) in relation to electrical safety checks will come in to force for the purpose of making regulations. In essence - the Secretary of State can now make regulations about how electrical safety checks will occur.

It's not expected to be a requirement for electrical safety checks until next year, however that is not far away. It will be interesting to see how this impacts on Section 21 notices and possession proceedings!

In this fast paced area of law, it is important to stay up to date. If you have any questions at all please contact the Landlord and Tenant department on 02380 221344.