In January 2020 the Government published the draft Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020.

Currently an EICR (electrical installation condition report) is only a recommendation and not a legal requirement. The changes will bring electrical regulations in line with other checks we already see in the residential letting sector.

The MHCLG has indicated that the Regulations will be introduced in two phases over two years. Inspections will need to be carried out on all new tenancies in England from 1 July 2020 and 1 April 2021 for all pre-existing tenancies.

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 Electrical Regulations for Residential Tenancies