New Guidance for Electrical Safety Checks Withdrawn
29th June 2020
The Government has issued new electrical safety checks starting from the 1st of July for all new tenancies and from the 1st of April 2021 for all existing tenancies. Properties then need a mandatory test every 5 years. This might be viewed as another level of red tape for landlords to adhere to, however at Champion’s we welcome this encouraging step toward safer tenancies.
The government brought out the guidance on new electrical safety measures recently but had to withdraw the agreement due to contradicting dates.
This has led to the ‘old guidance’ being re-issued- which is still incorrect.
Despite seeing the change as encouraging, we at Champions are hoping that the government can resolve this issue quickly- however from our past experiences, trusting the government to solve problems in a timely manner can be a real headache.