Electrical safety responsibilities for landlords

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You have electrical safety obligations as a landlord. If you fail to act on these, you risk serious financial issues. This is from fines, invalidated insurance, and the potential of expensive repair work from damage. There are millions of tenants across the UK who are at risk from fires and serious accidents. As a result it is vital that landlords never neglect electrical safety.


If you are a landlord you need to pay attention to the electrical installation. This needs to be safe when people move in. In addition you should continue to maintain this throughout the tenancy.

A House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) needs to undergo a periodic inspection every 5 years. This is not a legal requirement for properties which are not a HMO. That being said, experts highly recommend you inspect any properties. This should be every 5 years and by a registered electrician.

If landlords provide tenants with any appliances like kettles or cookers, they need to be safe. These should have the CE marking. This shows that the manufacturer claims that the appliance complies with European law.

Electricians DerbyshireIt is highly recommended that you only use a registered electrician for any and all work on your property. In addition, you should make sure that there is adequate RCD protection in place. It is wise to conduct a visual property inspection in between tenancies. You should also do checks on the safety of electrical appliances as a part of the rental agreement.

A landlord should carry out regular safety checks if they want to meet these requirements. They will then know that everything is safe and working as it should be.

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