GN12-21 Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020

These Regulations came into force on 1 June 2020 (England only) and introduce another important element to the long list of landlords’ legal responsibilities. They place an obligation on private landlords to check compliance with the relevant electrical safety standards in order to ensure that electrical installations in the private rented sector are safe for continued use.  

This Guidance Note sets out the scope of the new legislation; the implications for relevant landlords; the enforcement regime and some practical advice on what steps landlords should be taking now.  

Members should please note that these Regulations will apply to existing tenancies from 1 April 2021.

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