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12 June 2020
The new legislation on electrical safety which came into force on 1 June 2020 requires all rented properties to have a valid electrical certificate.
The Government has laid The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 meaning landlords must ensure every fixed electrical installation is inspected and tested at least every five years by a qualified person. The Regulations also state that a landlord is required to obtain a report of the results of the inspection and test by way of an electrical certificate, supply it to each tenant within 28 days and retain a copy until the next inspection is due.