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More Regulation for Landlords

New electrical safety regulations were presented before Parliament last month.
The move by the Government will strengthen electrical safety practices and bring them into line with those already well established within gas safety regulations in private residential tenancies.
The regulations, if implemented, will only affect private residential tenancies – first, new tenancies from July 1 this year, and those tenancies already in existence from April 1, 2021. The proposal will move to ensure all electrical wiring and fixed electrical installations are signed off and reported by a qualified electrician.
This report will be required to be shown at the outset of every new tenancy and renewed at least every five years, if not earlier, dependent on any electrics or fixed electrical installations that are altered or changed by the landlord. If the report highlights any issues, the landlord will be required to remedy the issue within 28 days or sooner dependent on the recommendation within the rep…