As a landlord, you may be aware of the procedural changes and mandatory measures introduced by the government to improve health and safety in all rentals.
At London Property Inspections, we strive to stay ahead of the legal issues and keep you informed. The latest legislation that all UK hirers must comply with is also known as the EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report).
This electrical safety certificate is proof that a reliable and thorough check has been carried out by a professional.
The EICR will be a legal document issued by a qualified electrician. Which is useful now but will be in the future.
It is a mandatory element to own a rental property.
These negotiations, announced by the Ministry of Housing, Local Government and Administration, began about 18 months ago, in July 2018, so they may not be a big surprise to some.
What do these things mean now in practice?
While the landlord is responsible for writing the mandatory electrical safety inspection report, tenants and electrical installers need to be aware of the changes and provide the correct paperwork when the legislation comes into full effect.
Just a reminder: if you already have an EICR. You don’t have to worry until the five-year version of the report expires. Visit also: EICR certificate London
What will you do now?
Although the guidelines and regulations are not yet fully drafted for us private landlords. And estate agents, these new safety measures will come into effect. To ensure that all tenancies in England are safe and that electrical equipment is correctly installed and in good condition.
In principle, all private rented properties in England must provide a five-year wiring condition report, showing that the checks have been carried out to the highest standard and in accordance with the regulations.
This document must be submitted to your local authority. To prove that your property is compliant.
When will this happen?
The new regulations will come into force on 1 June 2020 and all-new specified tenancies will need to comply with the new regulations from 1 July 2020 and all existing tenancies from 1 April 2021.
At London Property Inspections, we are able to offer renters all the necessary safety checks. And certifications to ensure they are 100% compliant with government regulations.
We pride ourselves on being able to provide high-quality services such as EPCs, gas safety certifications, annual boiler maintenance, PAT testing, and Legionella risk assessments safely and accurately with our highly trained workforce.
Contact us today to learn more about our services and the legal requirements we must meet for your rental property.