Landlord’s Letter Providing Electrical Installation Report to Proposed Tenant (England)
This Letter to Proposed Tenant regarding Electrical Installation Report (England) is for use by a residential Landlord who has recently had an electrical installation inspection and test carried out in premises in England.
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 (‘the Act’), imposes duties on private landlords of residential properties in England to carry out five-year electrical safety checks. Tenancies granted on or after the 01 July 2020 will be caught by the Act. Existing tenancies will be caught by the Act from 01 April 2021.
Most tenancies are caught by the regulations, although a number of tenancies including long leases, tenancies granting a right of occupation for a term of seven or years or more, social or resident landlords, holiday lettings, care homes, and licences for lodgers (where the occupier is sharing accommodation with the landlord) are excluded.
This letter should be printed on the Landlord’s headed paper and sent to the Proposed Tenant within 28 days of the inspection and test having taken place, as required by Regulation 3(3)(e) of the Act.
The Proposed Tenant is asked to sign a copy of the Letter and return it to the Landlord to confirm receipt. The Landlord must remember to send the Proposed Tenant two copies of the Letter and a stamped addressed envelope.
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