New regulations for landlords

June 16, 2020

From 1st July 2020, new electrical safety regulations come into effect on new tenancies. Read on to find out what’s changing, what you as a landlord need to do and how we can help.

The new electrical safety standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) regulations 2020 will come into effect on 1st July 2020 for landlords offering new residential tenancies.

With a potential penalty of up to £30,000, it is absolutely crucial that all new tenancies are compliant.

Landlords in Wales are subject to different regulations under the Building Regulations 2010, the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 and the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016.

These new regulations will apply to new private residential tenancies commencing from July 1st 2020, in England only. Existing tenancies have until April 1st 2021 to become compliant.

The new regulations require a qualified individual to carry out an inspection to check that the electrical installations in their rental properties comply with the 2018 edition of the Institute of Engineering and Technology wiring regulations. It is essential to use a reliable contact for this to ensure the report meets the requirements.

Here at Mackenzie Smith, our lettings team have been working hard to arrange a comprehensive package with our trusted electrical contractors. As such, we can offer the full requirements of an EICR, check of circuits within a property and a Pat Test at a discounted rate.

If you are considering lettings a property, your house is in safe hands with our knowledgable team as we are able to ensure this is carried out, along with a gas safety certificate prior to a tenant moving in.

Should you have any questions at all, please do get in touch with our expert lettings team ahead of July 1st on (01252) 514000, [email protected].

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