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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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HWA says 'why bother' to new DECC regulations

‘Why bother’ is how the Hot Water Association, HWA has greeted the announcement by DECC on the Private Rented Sector Energy Efficiency Regulations for the domestic market. Isaac Occhipinti of HWA said: “We are extremely disappointed that this announcement falls short of what is needed in the private rented sector. Whilst we are pleased that […]

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New laws for landlords to improve energy efficiency

Up to 1 million tenants renting from a private landlord can look forward to warmer homes that cost less to heat, under new Government plans. This is welcome news for tenants, especially low-income and vulnerable households, many of whom are paying over the odds to heat their homes. From April 2018, landlords will be required […]

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