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Electrical Inspections and Testing Guide

Electrical Inspections and Testing Guide

The Electrical Safety Standards Regulations 2020 was passed by Parliament on 18 March 2020. The Regulations will apply in England to all new tenancies from 1 July 2020 and all existing tenancies from 1 April 2021.

The Electrical Safety Standards Regulations 2020 will place a responsibility on landlords in England to maintain their property to the electrical safety standards and to have evidence of this. This means your property must meet the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations and you must have a report that shows this from a qualified person.

Any tenancy created or renewed on or after July 1st, 2020 will require an electrical inspection and a report on the condition of the property (EICR)which needs to performed by a qualified person. This will also include all renewals which have entered into a statutory periodic tenancy at the end of a fixed-term on or after this date.

For pre-existing tenancies, you will need to have an EICR performed on all of them before April 1st, 2021.

For more information on how to make sure your property is covered by the new legislation, please contact Kronos Estate Agent via phone at 020 8004 4477 or via email at and we will be happy to assist you in this matter.


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