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2020 Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations - Latest Update (last updated 1st June 2020)

From 1st of July 2020 (or 1st April 2021 for existing tenancy agreements) the new Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations (2020) will come into force. They require Landlords to have the Electrical Installations in their properties inspected and tested by a person who is qualified and competent, at least every 5 years.

Landlords will need to provide a copy of the Electrical Safety Report (called an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)) to their tenants and to the Local Authority where requested.

There will also be a legal duty on landlords to ensure that, where an EICR confirms a sub-standard (reported as Unsatisfactory) installation, any defects are rectified in a timely manner (usually within 28 days or sooner where the inspecting engineer recommends it).

Whilst many Landlords and Letting Agencies already carry out electrical safety checks on their properties there will be a significant number who have either not carried them out or are out of date for such a test.

Here at Accolade Electrical we have over 15 years experience of carrying out domestic electrical safety checks. We are an Approved NICEIC Contractor with suitably qualified engineers to inspect and test all types of domestic installations. We are also a Part P Approved Contractor able to undertake any required improvement works and notify these to the Local Authority.

Prices start from just £140 plus VAT* and we aim to have any certification completed and returned to the customer within 48 hours of inspection.

You can find out more about the new Regulations using the links below including official legislation from the Government Website and guidance from the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) (formerly the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE)) who publish BS7671 (Requirements for Electrical Installations, formerly the Wiring Regulations).

Government Website (Legislation)

The Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET)

National Residential Landlords Association

Letting Agent Today

Registered Competent Person Scheme (England & Wales)

If you have any questions on Domestic Electrical Testing, your responsibilities as a Landlord or Letting Agent, or you would like to book your electrical safety check please give our office a call on 01225 769800, email us at click on the link to our “Contact Us” page or have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions here

* Prices may vary. Additional charges may apply where properties are occupied, access is obstructed and/or additional fuseboards / consumer units are present (eg. For night storage heatings, outbuildings etc)

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