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    New electrical safety certificates

    I noticed that the government have just announced that all landlords will have to have electrical safety certificates for each let property, done every five years by a qualified electrical engineer. Does anyone know when this legislation is coming into force?

    #2
    Typical lead time from policy announcements to commenced legislation are over a year. That assume an economically ultra-right government doesn't take over in the mean time. I presume an ultra-left government would not object to such measures.

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      #3
      Hi

      Brent seem to be saying this mandatory right now in order to get the license. I am about to let my flat for the 1st time, is this true? Must I get one? (this is from the non-HMO licence guide)


      18. Electrical Installations The Licence Holder must supply a current (i.e. within the previous 5 years) Domestic Electrical Installation Periodic Report for the whole of the electrical installations to the Council within 28 days of demand. All recommendations for urgent attention and improvement (Codes 1 and 2) must be carried out within 28 days of the report.

      from here
      https://www.brent.gov.uk/media/16403...ns-booklet.pdf

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        #4
        That is on the basis of existing law on landlord licensing. The council can impose any reasonable conditions it likes on the licence.

        The wording you quote doesn't actually require you to have the certificate to obtain a licence. It just allows them to add that requirement at 28 days notice, any time during the term of the licence.

        Brent's selective licensing doesn't apply to the whole borough.

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          #5
          Oh yes, thanks. Don’t know why I didn’t notice the 28 days thing! Weird.

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