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: