The New Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020

These Regulations apply in England to -
A all new specified tenancies from 1st July 2020; and
B all existing specified tenancies from 1st April 2021.

Landlords in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) must ensure every electrical installation in their residential premises is inspected and tested at intervals of no more than 5 years by a qualified and competent person.

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  • Landlords in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) must ensure every electrical installation in their residential premises is inspected and tested at intervals of no more than 5 years by a qualified and competent person.
  • Where an Electrical Installation Safety Report identifies urgent remedial work (this would be C1 or C2 observation on an EICR) or requires Further Investigation (FI), the private landlord must ensure that this required work is carried out by a qualified and competent person within: A 28 days; or B the period specified in the report if less than 28 days, starting with the date of the inspection and testing.