For many years landlords have been required to carryout gas safety checks at their properties. It has long been expected that electrical safety checks would be implemented and as the government looks to make the private rental market a safer environment, it now looks to be happening.
If implemented, the regulations will affect new tenancies from the 1 July 2020 and all existing tenancies from 1 April 2021.
Any landlords or agents unsure on what their obligations will be should contact Dutton Gregory's Landlord and Tenant Department on 01962 844333.
New electrical safety regulations were presented before Parliament on 13 January 2020 in a move by the government to strengthen electrical safety practices and bring in line with those already well-established within Gas safety regulations in private residential tenancies