IMPORTANT LANDLORD INFORMATION - EICR'S AND THE NEW LEGISLATION.
1st APRIL 2021
Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 apply to all tenancies 1 April is the deadline for landlords to ensure that all their private rented properties, both new and existing tenancies adhere to electrical safety regulations.
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 five years. Inspections should produce an electrical inspection condition report (EICR) which must be made available to occupiers. Local authorities can order remedial works to be carried out and impose a fine of up to £30,000 to landlords for non-adherence.
As you may know, there are new rules for Landlords renting out properties and the provision of Electrical Installation Reports.
Previously, they were not mandatory in private rented properties, however were highly recommended and good practice.
That has all changed;
- From 1st June 2020 all-new tenancies had to have a compliant EICR at the start of the tenancy.
- From 1st April 2021, all private rented properties will require a compliant EICR to be in place.
If your property does not have a compliant EICR you will need to provide us with one by 1st April 2021. No room for leverage on this one I'm afraid.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you wish us to arrange this for you, we will be happy to help.
EICR up to 3 beds - £200
Please see the link below for the complete government guidance;