If so, are you aware of the recent legislation that came into effect in June 2020?
It states that all rental properties need to have the electrical installations in their properties checked at least every 5 years.
There are currently over 4 million households in the private rented sector so this is an important step in improving electrical safety.
These periodic inspections will highlight any problems or defects that need to be fixed in order to make the installation safe. They will need to be carried out by a qualified electrician.
Checks will include identifying any potential fire risks and hazards including overloaded circuits or equipment, and finding any defective electrical work.
The electrician will then issue an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) that includes details of the inspection and any recommendations for action.
It is a Landlord’s responsibility to ensure the following: