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Advertising a Property To Let (England) | England | Pre-tenancy (England)

LANDLORD ELECTRIC CHECKS

1 Dec 2020 | 2 comments

Please can you confirm if a rented property requires an electric check every time there is a change of tenancy, even if the property holds an electric certificate that is inside the 5 year window?

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  1. guildy

    This would depend on the last report. As long as that says 5 years then 5 years is fine. However, if the report has a lessor date than 5 years (including if says next change of tenant), the report wins.

    You should always ensure an electrician is going to put 5 years (and nothing else) before employing them.

    Please see here for full details of the electrical regs.

  2. amc90

    I have just had my rental flat electrically inspected and had the all-clear certificate I asked my electrician to issue an amendment with the 5 years on it. He says he can’t reference the 5 year period as the validity period is 5 years or change of tenant – implying the 5 years can’t be mentioned even if I had asked him beforehand, which of course I didn’t.
    If I had asked him beforehand, how would he have worded the certificate — could he just have said it is valid for 5 years ? Do you think he could do so, even now ?

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