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What standards can you expect as a tenant?

Electrical safety

Under the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020, landlords have to get their property electrics checked at least every five years by a properly qualified person. This applies to new tenancies from 1 July 2020 and existing tenancies from 1 April 2021.

The electrics must be safe and your landlord must give you proof of this. For more information please see the government's guidance on electrical safety standards in the private rented sector.