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Social Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration is being given to the introduction of mandatory electrical safety checks in the social rented sector.

Photo of Viscount Younger of Leckie Viscount Younger of Leckie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (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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