Electrical Safety Certificate required for all new tenancies from July

by Matthew Wilkinson | no comments | Blog

A new rental law is coming into force later this year requiring landlords to have the electrics in their properties inspected and tested at least every five years by a qualified person. From 1 July 2020, all new tenancies must have a valid Certificate of Electrical Safety. Existing tenancies have until 21 April 2021 to meet the new legislation.

All electrical installations in the property must be checked, including wiring and switches, and any remedial work must be carried out within 28 days.

Landlords must supply a copy of the latest report to any new tenant before they move in. Existing tenants must be given the certificates within 28 days of the report being generated. Local councils can also request a copy and this must be provided within seven days.

Here at Dendrow, we are working with all of our landlords to ensure that they are aware of the new legislation and advising them on certifying the electrics in their rental properties.

We recognise that being a landlord in the UK can sometimes be overwhelming and time-consuming. If you need an extra helping hand, get in touch with Dendrow Homecare today. With over 40 years of experience, our team of property professionals and qualified engineers can manage your commercial and private tenanted properties on your behalf.

As well as organising Electrical Safety Certificates, Dendrow Homecare can take care of regular property maintenance, boiler servicing, Gas Safety Certificates, PAT Tests, full refurbishment and much more. 

With no lengthy contract and 24/7 support for managing your properties, you can stay flexible with your time.

Give the Dendrow Homecare team a call today and find out how we could take the stress out of your tenancies.