The Government introduced new Electrical Safety Standards Regulations on 1st June 2020.
Landlords have to provide a copy of an electrical safety report to a NEW tenant before they occupy the premises and to their local authority if requested.
From 1st April 2021, this will apply to ALL existing tenancies.
The regulations require Landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested by a person who is qualified and competent, at least every 5 years.
The national standards which need to be met are set out in the 18th edition of the ‘Wiring Regulations’ which are published as British Standard 7671.
Goadsby have been busy organising the electrical checks (EICR) for our portfolio of landlords.
If you have a property to let please contact your local Goadsby office. We are happy to discuss all aspects of lettings and help you comply with the ever changing lettings legislation.
At Goadsby we regularly update our portfolio of landlords about any changes to lettings legislation.
Investing in a buy-to-let property continues to have much appeal. Property has an excellent track record and for many it is recognised as a reliable investment that, over the longer term performs well.
At the time of writing a Landlord is still within their rights to refuse a pet in their property, however, this could all change if the Government gets their way.