Compulsory electrical checks for rented properties

Proposals for compulsory electrical checks have been outlined within regulations presented to Parliament on 14thJanuary 2020. 

 

Once the regulations become law, expected to be 01.07.20, landlords and letting agents will need to ensure that the electrical installations within a property are tested by a qualified person. 

 

For new tenancies from 01.07.20 this testing will need to be completed at the beginning of any new tenancy. For existing tenancies, checks will need to be carried out by 01.04.21. Once the inspection has been completed landlords will have a period of 28 days to fix any deficiencies. Checks will then need to be completed every five years. As with gas safety certificates a copy of the electrical safety report will need to be supplied to the tenants. The certificate will last for 5 years. 

 

Failure to comply will leave landlords open to a fine of up to £30,000. 

Langford Estates can arrange the electrical inspection for £195 per property. To arrange this please call our office on 01603 627107.

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm

Saturday 10 am to 1 pm.  

Sunday and Bank Holidays Closed

Viewings available outside these times by arrangement.

 

Please Note

Visitors are always welcome during office hours. We may even pop the kettle on.

At odd times we have to close the office without warning so please call ahead to ensure we are in.

Office Address

138 Colman Road, Norwich NR4 7AA.

Norwich 01603 627107

General enquiries Email: info@langfordestates.co.uk

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