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Electrical Safety

Where electrical appliances are provided as part of the letting, the landlord and agent will be deemed to be supplying them in a safe condition. The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) regulations came into force on 1 July 2020 to ensure all landlords are offering high-quality, safe and secure housing. For the first nine months, the standards only applied to most new residential tenancies, but from 1 April 2021 they encompass both new and existing tenancies. The penalty for non-compliance is £30,000.