Landlord's Electrical Safety Certificate

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Landlord's Electrical Safety Certificate

Post by gardenlaw » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:34 am

I am a landlord but I am getting conflicting information on whether it is the law to have an electrical safety certificate issued on my rented house. Where can I find the current legislation regarding this?

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Post by gardenlaw » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:36 am

The only legislation I am aware of which requires a landlord to obtain an electrical safety certificate is The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006 which require landlords of HMO properties to obtain a certificate every five years.

The landlord is required to keep the installations for the supply of electricity in good repair under the repairing covenants in section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, but these do not require landlords to obtain a certificate.

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Re: Landlord's Electrical Safety Certificate

Post by ferdinand2000 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:37 am

gardenlaw wrote:I am a landlord but I am getting conflicting information on whether it is the law to have an electrical safety certificate issued on my rented house. Where can I find the current legislation regarding this?
People trying to sell you one (or tenants organisations?) will tell you that it is best practice, or it may help with/be a condition of insurance or letting in certain circumstances, such as to social housing providers.

Personally, I'd have an inspection done as and when I thought necessary to make me sure that I was meeting the obligation to have legal and safe electrics, for example when buying a property.

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Re: Landlord's Electrical Safety Certificate

Post by travistane » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:19 am

Certainly Electrical safety certificate is needed in which you are secured that your housing are generally safe. It attracts more rentals in your business.

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Re: Landlord's Electrical Safety Certificate

Post by GaryA » Fri May 04, 2012 5:27 pm

Though every house shold be inspected and have a certificate issued every ten years.
The farm estate I work for lets loads of cottages, and the estate manager is happy to have an inspection every 5 years, and a look over/full inspection on tenant change.

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