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New Electrical legislation.

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« on: May 08, 2020, 02:44:53 PM »

I know this is lazy of me,but I could do with some guidance from anyone who has still got some brain cells active.As I understand it,by July 1st all rentals will have to have electrical safety certificates,as with gas.This will apply to any new agreements,whether for existing tenants or anyone going onto periodic before that date.Some of mine will qualify this year,and all of them in 2021.

What puzzles me is that it seems the draft proposals are law,but the devil is in the detail. I have read that very few properties will escape without major rewiring,to comply with new standards,but that is not yet confirmed.If I can find a sparks to work during lockdown,will he already have been given the necessary information enabling him to advise me on what needs doing? Will allowances be made for Covid if work cannot be done in the weeks ahead? I have yet got to get an EPC done when contractors return to work. I fear there could be a lot of expense at a time when many landlords are already under pressure.Will those who already have valid safety certificates  be told they are now revoked?     
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2020, 03:07:30 PM »

Reading the information on the Internet about it it does say all tenancies from April 2021 but it also mentions multiple occupancy tenancies so Iím not too sure if itís correct or not.
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2020, 10:28:46 AM »

There are some properties that will be exempt,such as social housing I gather.In general all private rentals will be affected.I was concerned that new regs.about metal consumer boards would mean all the plastic ones I had put in a few years ago would have to be replaced,but it does sound as if there is wriggle room for common sense.The big problem is going to be finding anyone able to do the work in the near future.
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