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Electrical Safety Standards

The UK Government has released guidance on the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020.

Private landlords must ensure:
• Electrical safety standards are met when the property is occupied during a tenancy.
• Every fixed electrical installation at the property is inspected and tested at least every five years by a qualified person.
• The first inspection and testing are carried out before new tenancies commence on or after 1 July 2020 and by 1 April 2021 for existing tenancies

Detailed guidance can be found on the Association of Residential Lettings Agents and Government websites by following the links below:

https://www.arla.co.uk/news/june-2020/electrical-safety-guidance-england/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/electrical-safety-standards-in-the-private-rented-sector-guidance-for-landlords-tenants-and-local-authorities/guide-for-landlords-electrical-safety-standards-in-the-private-rented-sector

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