Mandatory Electrical Safety Checks

Some of you may be aware that the Government has laid The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020. Landlords must now ensure that every fixed electrical installation is inspected and tested by a qualified electrician, working to the latest 18th edition requirements, at least every five years. The Regulations also state that a landlord is required to obtain a report of the results of the inspection and test, supply it to each tenant within 28 days and retain a copy until the next inspection is due.

Further Information

  • Upon request, the report must be provided to the local housing authority within 7 days.
  • The private landlord must supply a copy of the last report to any new tenant before occupation, or any prospective tenant within 28 days of a request from the prospective tenant.
  • Proven breaches of the Regulations can result in the local housing authority imposing a financial penalty of up to £30,000.

All properties currently tenanted have until April 2021 to have this carried out and all new tenancies have until July 2020.

As award-winning letting agents of Andover, we have access to team of fully qualified electricians with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us to organise your electrical safety today.

Stay safe Andover
Austin Hawk