New Electrical Safety Standards regulations for la

Posted: 20/04/2021

This is a reminder that the above legislation was introduced on 1st June 2020 and required all new tenancies to have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) obtained for the premises, from a qualified and competent person and a copy supplied to the new tenant. For existing tenancies, an EICR must be obtained and supplied to the tenant by 1st April 2021. A ‘satisfactory’ EICR needs to be obtained at least every 5 years

Please pay particular attention to the requirement for the contractor to be ‘qualified and competent’ in inspection and testing, not just installation otherwise your EICR may not be acceptable – see the attached advice sheet

Failure to comply with this legislation is an offence and fines of up to £30,000 can be issued by local authorities.

For your information, guidance issued by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for landlords regarding the Regulations can be found at the following weblink;