Electrical safety in the PRS

The government have published a response to the recent consultation on electrical safety in the private rented sector.

It is clear that the government takes the safety of tenants very seriously and according to the document, the next steps will be introducing regulations that require landlords to have electrical installations in privately rented homes checked every five years and consider new guidance to determine who is competent to carry out the electrical safety inspection. Government states this will happen as soon as parliamentary time allows and will begin with just new tenancies. We’ll update you when we know more.