Social 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, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to introduce mandatory electrical safety checks in the social rented sector in England.

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

Government is committed to ensuring that everyone is safe, and feels safe, in their home.

We published our Green Paper, "A new deal for social housing", in August last year. It asked whether new safety measures in the private rented sector should apply to social housing, including the proposed mandatory requirement on private landlords to ensure electrical installations in their property are inspected every five years. We are currently considering the responses to the consultation and will publish our action plan for implementing social housing reform in due course.

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