New regulations regarding the electrical safety at your rented out property.
With effect from 1st July 2020 all new tenancies (end existing ones from 1st Apr 2021) will be subject to more stringent Electrical Safety regulations, as per a proposed draft document.
So, every landlord must now –
(a)ensure that the electrical safety standards are met during any period when the residential premises(8) are occupied under a specified tenancy;
(b)ensure every electrical installation in the residential premises is inspected and tested at regular intervals by a qualified person; and
(c)ensure the first inspection and testing is carried out—
(i)before the tenancy commences in relation to a new specified tenancy; or
(ii)by 1st April 2021 in relation to an existing specified tenancy.
(a)at intervals of no more than 5 years; or
Following the inspection and testing required under sub-paragraphs (1)(b) and (c) a private landlord must—
(a)obtain a report from the person conducting that inspection and test, which gives the results of the inspection and test and the date of the next inspection and test;
(b)supply a copy of that report to each existing tenant of the residential premises within 28 days of the inspection and test;
(c)supply a copy of that report to the local housing authority within 7 days of receiving a request in writing for it from that authority;
(d)retain a copy of that report until the next inspection and test is due and supply a copy to the person carrying out the next inspection and test; and
(e)supply a copy of the most recent report to—
(i)any new tenant of the specified tenancy to which the report relates before that tenant occupies those premises; and
(ii)any prospective tenant within 28 days of receiving a request in writing for it from that prospective tenant.
Further details available from this document on the GOV website…