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Category: Electrical Safety Regulation

As a Landlord you are legally required to ensure all electrical equipment is safe.

As a landlord, it is your legal duty to ensure all electrical equipment in your property is safe and maintained throughout the whole tenancy. This responsibility covers all lighting fixtures, all plug sockets, as well as all electrical wiring. An electrical installation includes all fixed electrical equipment that is supplied through your property’s electricity meter. Just like other features of

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Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

This reports the condition of the circuits in the property, i.e. the wires and sockets in the walls, to ensure they are safe to use (i.e. it meets the requirements of BS7671). The report is centrally recorded so progress and history can be monitored. There is a guidance note to the BS7671 standard which indicates that domestic properties should be

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Safety Checks On Electrical Appliances Become Mandatory

Landlords are already required to make sure that the wiring and appliances in their properties are safe, but from July it will be a legal requirement for private landlords to have their electrical installations inspected every five years and provide safety certificates to tenants and their local authority. The regulations will apply to all new tenancies from 1 July 2020

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Landlord Electrical Safety Legislation

There is no statutory requirement to have rented property formally inspected for electrical safety at set periods but a landlord is required to provide a dwelling that is safe… The electrical safety laws affecting landlords letting property include: The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 The Plugs and Sockets (Safety) Regulations 1994 The Consumer Protection Act 1987 The Low Voltage Electrical

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Category: Electrical Safety Regulation

As a Landlord you are legally required to ensure all electrical equipment is safe.

As a landlord, it is your legal duty to ensure all electrical equipment in your property is safe and maintained throughout the whole tenancy. This responsibility covers all lighting fixtures, all plug sockets, as well as all electrical wiring. An electrical installation includes all fixed electrical equipment that is supplied through your property’s electricity meter. Just like other features of

Read More »

Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

This reports the condition of the circuits in the property, i.e. the wires and sockets in the walls, to ensure they are safe to use (i.e. it meets the requirements of BS7671). The report is centrally recorded so progress and history can be monitored. There is a guidance note to the BS7671 standard which indicates that domestic properties should be

Read More »

Safety Checks On Electrical Appliances Become Mandatory

Landlords are already required to make sure that the wiring and appliances in their properties are safe, but from July it will be a legal requirement for private landlords to have their electrical installations inspected every five years and provide safety certificates to tenants and their local authority. The regulations will apply to all new tenancies from 1 July 2020

Read More »

Landlord Electrical Safety Legislation

There is no statutory requirement to have rented property formally inspected for electrical safety at set periods but a landlord is required to provide a dwelling that is safe… The electrical safety laws affecting landlords letting property include: The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 The Plugs and Sockets (Safety) Regulations 1994 The Consumer Protection Act 1987 The Low Voltage Electrical

Read More »