The Electrical Safety Standards in the
Private Rented Sector (England)
The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has introduced legislation for landlords in England to make it a mandatory requirement to have electrical safety checks carried out in their properties.
These electrical safety checks are to be carried out at intervals of no more than 5 years by a qualified and competent person.
This new legislation comes into force on 1st June 2020 for Landlords in England for electrical safety checks to be completed on their properties following the timeline below-
(a) all new specified tenancies from 1st July 2020; and
(b) all existing specified tenancies from 1st April 2021.
We have created a short factsheet which is intended to provide you with the information you need.