“Five yearly mandatory electrical installation safety checks for all private rented properties and safety certificates for tenants, to prove checks and repair work have been completed, are part of a package of independent recommendations to improve safety.
The government is also consulting on how best to enforce the strengthened safety regime along with whether landlords who do not comply should face tough penalties of up to £30,000.”
Taken from gov.uk website
What Does this mean for landlords?
The government is making plans to make the 5 yearly EICR a legal requirement in all rented accommodation.
This will mean all landlords will need to have an EICR carried out and any repairs made. This will likely also include P.A.T. testing, meaning any portable appliances supplied by the landlord (Washing machines, fridges, TVs) would also need to have a valid test certificate
Get in touch or give us a call on 01524 571421 today to find out how Zebra Electrical can help you become compliant when the legislation changes.