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The Housing and Planning Act 2016 – Electrical Safety Aspects

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The Housing and Planning Act 2016 came into force in May 2016 and it included the introduction of measures to make it a legal requirement for landlords to carry out:

1) A fixed wire test (also known as an Electrical Installation Condition Report) every 5 years

2) A visual condition report on an annual basis/every change of tenancy

3) An annual PAT test

As yet, there is no confirmed date for the implementation of these legal requirements however as an agency we already:

1) Arrange annual PAT testing on all managed properties

2) Carry out a basic visual inspection of electrical installations on check in of tenants

3) Are rolling out a fixed wire testing schedule across all managed properties in 2018 in readiness for the new legislation.

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