As of 1st July 2020, there will be new obligations imposed on Private Landlord’s in relation to complying with electrical safety standards of privately rented accommodation. Although these new obligations will take effect from 1st July 2020, they also apply to all existing tenancies from 1st April 2021. An existing tenancy means a tenancy for a specified period of time that was granted before the regulations come into force. Whereas a ‘new specified tenancy’ means a tenancy specified for a period of time granted on or after these regulations come into force.

So what are the new obligations?

If you are a Landlord and you would like to get in touch for advice around this topic, please contact a member of the Dispute Resolution team.

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