England’s private landlords warned of the deadline for electrical checks in their properties

Electrical Safety First is reminding England’s private landlords of their new obligations around electrical safety in their properties. The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020, require private landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested – by a qualified electrician – every five years. Landlords that fail […]

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Ariston launches white paper assessing heating in the UK rental market

Ariston has launched a new White Paper: How modern heating and hot water systems can help solve the challenges of the UK rental market. The paper, which is available to download here, examines the many challenges facing the UK rental market, and reveals how modern heating systems – as well as advances in technology – […]

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2.7 million renters at risk from dangerous gas appliances

Unsafe gas appliances have been found in a fifth (21%) of privately-rented accommodation, leading Gas Safe Register to believe that more than 2.7million people could be living in dangerous housing. Investigation data spanning five years by Gas Safe Register reveals that gas heaters are the most dangerous appliance in rented accommodation, accounting for the majority (59%) […]

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Over a third of student landlords fail to fix exposed wiring

New research from Electrical Safety First suggests that over a third (37%) of student landlords and letting agents have failed to fix exposed wiring, 35% have ignored damp, condensation, or flooding around electrical installations, and 30% left ‘danger signs’ such as scorching around sockets and light fittings unresolved. With appearances on BBC Breakfast and items in most […]

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NAPIT supports electrical safety for landlords

NAPIT has joined forces with the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) to create an electrical safety course to help keep properties safe and provide peace of mind to landlords and tenants alike. The one day Introduction to Electrical Safety for landlords covers three crucial modules of electrical safety: basic electrical awareness, Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs) […]

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