Landlords’ Compulsory Five Yearly Electrical Checks

New regulations mean that landlords are required to have the electrical installation in their rental properties checked by a qualified electrician to ensure that they are safe.

Find out more:

  • The regulations came into force on 1 June 2020.
  • They apply to new tenancies from 1 July 2020 and existing tenancies from 1 April 2021.
  • The relevant date for determining when the new requirements apply is the date on which the tenancy is granted. A new tenancy is one that was granted on or after 1 June 2020.
  • These checks must then be carried out on a five-yearly basis.
  • A copy of the most recent electrical safety condition report (EICR) must be provided to both new and retained tenants.
  • The landlord is responsible for making sure that the person who completes the check is suitably competent.

BrightLights Solutions is a member of an accredited registration scheme operated by a recognised body and so choosing us to do this work will give you the confidence that a first-class job has been achieved. 

Check out The NICEIC website for more information and for details of our NICEIC membership.

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