Check safety rules for landlords

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 applies to all tenancies.

The regulations require landlords to ensure that every electrical installation is inspected and tested by a qualified person at intervals of no more than five years and that a copy of the report is supplied to tenants.

See Electrical safety standards in the private rented sector - GOV.UK.

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

Landlords of privately rented homes must:

  • fit at least one smoke alarm on each floor within their properties
  • fit a carbon monoxide alarm in rooms containing a solid fuel appliance
  • check that all alarms are working when a new tenancy starts

Contact the private sector housing team

Telephone: 01732 844522