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Safety Regulations – Electric

The following information is offered only as a guideline to Landlords and to ensure the safety of your Tenant and your property. The maximum penalty for non-compliance can be a fine of £500 or 6 months imprisonment.

Landlords have a duty to ensure that the fixed wiring electrical installation and any other electrical appliances that remain in a property are safe otherwise run the risk of being prosecuted should any unsafe electrics result in an injury or death. We therefore recommend that prior to any letting a competent qualified electrician who holds I.E.E. or C.I.T.B. qualifications, carry out a 5 year periodic electrical safety inspection to include a Periodic Inspection Report for an Electrical Installation (Requirements for Electrical Installations – BS 7671 IEE Wiring Regulations).

We can organise this inspection to be carried out on your behalf but if you prefer to organise this yourself copies of any certificates will need to be provided to us prior to the Tenant moving in.