What is the current legal requirement for electric certs on rental property?

Published: 11th December, 2014

Thank you for your question!

The current legislation on electrical certificates is a well known ‘grey area’ in the rental sector. The wording of the Act is that a Landlord must ensure that the electrical systems are safe and that all appliances are safe.

Unlike Gas Safety Regulations, there is no legislative requirement to carry out an annual inspection of the electrical systems. However, a Landlord can only be certain of the electrical safety of their systems and appliances by carrying out an electrical safety inspection.

Thanks,
Alex – Martin & Co

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