EICR Legislation Approval?

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15:58 PM, 4th May 2020
About 5 months ago

EICR Legislation Approval?

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EICR Legislation Approval?

There was a lot of heated discussion on the proposed EICR testing of all PRS homes on this forum.

Earlier this year it was reported that the legislation was going through parliamentary approval and it seemed likely it would pass through without too much amendment.

What is the situation seeing that for new tenant lets it was due to be enforced in July this year.

Many thanks

Leslie

Notes:

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020

>>  http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2020/9780111191934

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 1st June 2020.

(3) These Regulations apply in England only to—

(a)all new specified tenancies from 1st July 2020; and

(b)all existing specified tenancies from 1st April 2021.



Comments

Neil Patterson

16:02 PM, 4th May 2020
About 5 months ago

Please see notes above and:

RLA writes to Ministry of Housing over electrical safety loophole >> https://www.property118.com/rla-writes-to-ministry-of-housing-over-electrical-safety-loophole/

And New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords
>> https://www.property118.com/new-electrical-checks-and-safety-standards-for-landlords/

Hedley

9:36 AM, 5th May 2020
About 5 months ago

The note says that the first inspection should be either before the commencement if the tenancy, or 1st April 2021 for existing tenancies.
What is the position where there is an existing tenancy where an electrical test and certification (and upgrading work) was carried out within say the last 6 months. Will this still need to be tested again before next April or will it be OK to re-test 5 years from the test certificate date?

Prakash Tanna

9:50 AM, 5th May 2020
About 5 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Hedley at 05/05/2020 - 09:36
The re-test date is subject to what it says on the certificate, i.e; how many years it is valid for, which can vary from 1-5yrs depending on the type of certificate issued and by who.

Penny DJ

11:09 AM, 5th May 2020
About 5 months ago

So does this mean that existing tenancies don’t need this to be done until next year? And only new tenancies require it doing now?

Prakash Tanna

13:43 PM, 5th May 2020
About 5 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Penny DJ at 05/05/2020 - 11:09
correct!


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