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New electrical safety checks made compulsory in rented homes

John Wright Electrical and Mechanical Services Ltd are committed to providing only the very best in electrical and mechanical installations. With a team of highly-qualified individuals spanning a collectively wide skillset, we have the knowledge and experience for works of all shapes and sizes.Keeping up with current legislation is what keeps us at the very top of our industry, ensuring we meet and excel our client's expectations whether we're providing a simple boiler installation for a leisure centre or a complex wiring project for a new hospital.

The Ministry of Housing has recently released new regulations legally requiring landlords to perform regular checks on their electrical installations within their properties. The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 falls under Part 5 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016.These checks must be carried out by fully-qualified professionals at least every five years to ensure that the electrical systems are both safe and in full working order.At the end of the checks, landlords are required to provide a copy of the electrical safety report to their tenants.

The new regulations come into full force in new tenancies from 1 June 2020, and existing tenancies from 1 April 2021 and only apply for England. We're ready for the increase in demand as landlords across the UK require additional safety checks, especially if you own a portfolio of properties. If you'd like to learn more about the extensive range of services we offer, visit our Electrical Small Works page or call us on 01904 424114. 

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