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Thu 23 January 2020
Electrical Safety Standards Regulations 2020
Proposed regulations for the introduction of mandatory electrical installation inspections and testing in rented properties have been laid before the Houses Of Parliament.
Subject to approval, The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 will require landlords and their managing agents to ensure electrical installation inspections and testing are carried out on their rental properties.
A summary of the Regulations :
It is expected that the Regulations will come into force on 1st July 2020 for all new and renewed tenancies, and for all existing tenancies 10 months later; 1st April 2021.
The Regulations are to be enforced by the Local Authority who will have the ability to serve a remedial notice should a landlord breach one or more of their duties. Proven breaches of the regulations could result in a penalty of up to £30,000.
Contact our letting agents in East Grinstead or Petworth for more information.