Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector

Calling all landlords and tenants. The new Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 come into force on 1 June.

These rules will apply to all new tenancies from 1 July 2020 and all existing tenancies by 1 April 2021.

The Electrical Safety Regulations will require landlords to:

• Ensure that electrical safety standards are met during any period of a tenancy

• Have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested by a person who is qualified and competent, at least every five years, or more frequently if the most recent report requires this

• Provide a copy of the report (known as the Electrical Installation Safety Condition Report or EICR) to their tenants, and to the local authority if requested

• Carry out investigative or remedial works

Get ready for the new rules and make Rother homes safe for everyone.


Published: 27th May 2020

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