Private Rented Sector Scheme

Registration will allow your business to be listed on the Registered Competent Person Electrical website

The Government has introduced legislative requirements from 1st June 2020 for Landlords in the Private Rented Sector in England. This will require Landlords to have electrical safety checks carried out as follows:

From 1st July 2020 all new specified tenancies will require an electrical safety check to be in place.
From 1st April 2021 all existing specified tenancies will require an electrical safety check to be in place.
 
Landlords have a choice in relation to engaging a person under the electrical safety check and can either:

Use a contractor that is listed on the PRS Register www.electricalcompetentperson.co.uk/
or
Find a competent person using a checklist covered in the MHCLG (Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government) Guidance.

Landlords will be guided to use registered businesses by Government; therefore, these changes provide business opportunities for electrical contractors wanting to work in this sector.
 
WHAT IS PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR (PRS) REGISTRATION?

Registration will allow your business to be listed on the Registered Competent Person Electrical website for landlords or their agents to search for electrical contractors registered to undertake Electrical Installation Condition Reporting in the Private Rented Sector in England.

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Approved Contractors which are eligible* to be listed on the Registered Competent Person Electrical website for Landlords or their agents to search for electrical contractors to undertake Electrical Installation Condition Reporting in the Private Rented Sector in England need to ‘Opt In’ by completing a signed declaration to be listed on the website; confirming they have met the requirements.

*Business with Defined Approval status may not be eligible, please call us on 0333 015 6625 for further guidance
 
Competent Person Scheme assessment for the NICEIC Domestic Installer Scheme does not cover Electrical Installation Condition Reporting. If you would like to be listed on the Registered Competent Person Electrical website for Landlords or their agents to search for electrical contractors to undertake Electrical Installation Condition Reporting in the Private Rented Sector in England, you will then need an on-site assessment to demonstrate competence for the completion of Electrical Installation Condition Reporting.

To apply to join the PRS register, just call us on 0333 015 6626.

Your assessor will need to check qualifications during the assessment visit, so please ensure you have the original certificates available at the assessment.
 
There are four different routes satisfying the requirements for a proposed Electrical Inspector(s). The routes allow flexibility for individuals who hold current qualifications as well as allowing a route for individuals who can provide auditable evidence of their older electrical qualifications.
 
To see which route is most appropriate for you please look at this table.
 
If you have any questions regarding training, qualifications or any other part of the registration process simply contact us, and we will be happy to help.

Assessment Guidance for NICEIC Approved Contractors and Domestic Installers can be found here