13 Jan 2020
The Government has laid The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020.
What does this mean?
Subject to approval by both Houses of Parliament, landlords and agents will need to ensure electrical installation inspections and testing are carried out for all new tenancies in England from 1 July 2020 or from 1 April 2021 for existing tenancies.
The Regulations require landlords to ensure that every fixed electrical installation is inspected and tested at least every five years by a qualified person.