Electrical safety standards in privately rented homes

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 is now in force and the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government have published guidance for Landlords, Tenants and Local Authorities.

The regulations 2020 require that landlords have property electrics checked at least every five years by a properly qualified person. The electrics must meet standards and landlords must give their tenants proof of this.

Read the guides on the regulations for landlords, tenants and local authorities on the Government's website.