×

Contact us today

Please enter your first name.
Please enter your surname.
Please enter your telephone number.
Please enter a valid email address.
Please provide some details about your enquiry.
 

New Legislation on Electrical Equipment

Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 and Immigration Act 2016 (England only)

Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 and Immigration Act 2016 (England only)
Did you know there is a new law? It seems to have slipped under the awareness of most landlords and letting agents. However, this can have serious implications in the legality of your property and the safety of your tenants

The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 commenced on 8th December 2016

If a landlord has purchased an electrical appliance on or after the 8th December 2016 for a new let then the landlord needs to provide the actual instruction manual for the appliance (and not just the generic safety instructions). If purchased before 8th December 2016 the old regulations apply i.e. generic safety information is sufficient to comply. This applies to any electrical equipment for a property when first placed on the market.

In addition to ensuring the equipment is safe, before the property is marketed for rent, the landlord and agent must ensure that the electrical equipment:

Is labelled correctly by the manufacturer bear a type, batch or serial number or other element allowing its identification to be clear, understandable and intelligible.Contains information identifying the importer and will be labelled correctly, the electrical equipment must be marked with a single postal address at which the manufacturer can be contacted.

Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 and Immigration Act 2016 (England only)

 

We apologise for the delay in sending out this update but we only received the information from Training for Professionals last week. Likewise TFP also have only just been made aware of the changes in the above legislation.

The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 commenced on 8th December 2016

If a landlord has purchased an electrical appliance on or after the 8th December 2016 for a new let then the landlord needs to provide the actual instruction manual for the appliance (and not just the generic safety instructions). If purchased before 8th December 2016 the old regulations apply i.e. generic safety information is sufficient to comply. This applies to any electrical equipment for a property when first placed on the market.

In addition to ensuring the equipment is safe, before the property is marketed for rent, the landlord and agent must ensure that the electrical equipment:

Is labelled correctly by the manufacturer bear a type, batch or serial number or other element allowing its identification to be clear, understandable and intelligible.Contains information identifying the importer and will be labelled correctly, the electrical equipment must be marked with a single postal address at which the manufacturer can be contacted.

 

Back to the blog

Related Posts