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1 July 2020 NEW LAW affecting rental properties

9th July 2020

Are you up to date with your electrical safety checks at your rental property?

Over the last two years there have been several updates to legislation affecting the UK rental market and James Peacock Property has been at the forefront, keeping you up to date and helping to ensure properties in Warrington are the safest and most secure.

On 1 July 2020 a new law came into force to ensure all properties have an electrical safety check (and certificate) every five years, but with the Covid-19 outbreak affecting the ability to enter properties and book in electricians it hasn’t been as straightforward as they would have liked.


Gerry Mason-Rolls, Operations Director at James Peacock Property explains why this is an important step in raising the standard for property rentals in the UK, and how they are getting there with compliance.


“Whilst I’ve always insisted that properties undergo an electrical safety check, smoke alarm installation and gas safety certificate there are landlords, and some agencies that may overlook them in order to Let a property quickly.  In my view that just exacerbates the perception of dodgy landlords, and it is not great for this growing industry.

The Covid-19 outbreak slowed our progress towards compliance with electrical testing, but we’re pleased to announce that we are finally there and all our landlord properties are compliant, meaning our tenants can sleep easy”.

If you’re a landlord and you’re worried about keeping on top of all the new legislation, it might be time to consider hiring a property agency.  Contact us for a no obligation discussion. We’re here to help.



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