Published: 28/01/2021If you are a Landlord of Peter James you would have already heard from us in regards to the recent Electrical Installation legislation passed by Parliament and how it affects you as a Landlord.
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 were passed by Parliament on 18 March 2020 and came into force on 1 July 2020. The new Regulations require private landlords to ensure that electrical safety standards are met, providing compliance with BS 7671:2018. The new Regulations affect all new specified tenancies from 1 July 2020 and all existing tenancies from 1 April 2021.
HOW DOES THIS LEGISLATION IMPACT YOU AS A LANDLORD?
1. With effect from 1st July 2020, ALL new tenancies commencing from this date will need to have had a satisfactory electrical installation safety inspection report (EISR) carried out prior to the commencement of the tenancy.
2. ALL existing tenancies renewed from 1 July 2020 will also require the above EICR carried out (with any mandatory remedial works completed) prior to any new tenancy being executed. The electrical installation must be deemed safe for continued use before any tenancy commences from 1 July 2020. If the installation is already covered by an existing Electrical Installation Certificate (EIC) or an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) that was issued before the new Regulations came into force, there is no need for it to be inspected and tested again. The next re-test date will be stated on the certificate or report.
3. ALL tenancies proceeding on a statutory periodic (“rolling contract”) basis from 1 July 2020 also fall within the above Regulations, and will require an EICR report and satisfactory EICR completed before 1 July 2020.
4. ALL existing tenancies that begun prior to 1 July 2020 and are managed by Peter James will require an EICR to have been carried out and any remedial works completed by no later than 1 April 2021.
If the EICR report is satisfactory then there will be no further action. However if unsatisfactory (which we anticipate will be the majority), then the mandatory remedial works marked as C1 and C2 have to be completed and a satisfactory certificate issued PRIOR to any new Tenancy commencing and remedial work must be completed within 28 days.
For more information, please click below for our Guide to Electrical Safety Standards or you can email our Property Management team for more information firstname.lastname@example.org