28 Jul

Electrical Safety Council launches guide for landlords

Electrical Safety Council launches guide for landlords

The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) has launched a new guide to help landlords to meet their legal obligations and keep their electrical systems in good order.

According to 24dash.com, the publication - entitled Landlords' Guide to Electrical Safety – also contains practical advice and information regarding the frequency with which checks should be carried out on household installations.

Phil Buckle, director general of the ESC, explained that the organisation receives many queries from landlords regarding electrical safety in rented properties and said the advice contained in the guide is straightforward and comprehensive.

"We hope that this will help to answer their questions, clear up any confusion and ultimately improve electrical safety in the privately rented sector," he added.

The guide explains legislation such as the Landlords and Tenants Act 1985 and the Housing Act 2004.

Landlords can keep problems to a minimum by ensuring that appliances are checked before tenants move into a property and ensure that installations are maintained throughout the tenancy, according to the ESC.


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