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Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to bring forward secondary legislation to implement mandatory electrical safety checks for the private rented sector.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

In July 2018, government committed to introducing mandatory five-yearly electrical safety inspections for electrical installations in privately rented properties. This will be achieved through secondary legislation, subject to parliamentary time. In the meantime, it remains best practice for landlords to ensure that the electrics in their properties are safe.

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