Open consultation

Electrical safety in the private rented sector


We are seeking views and comments on the recommendations made by the Private Rented Sector Electrical Safety Working Group.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The working group has recommended introducing 5 yearly mandatory electrical installation checks for private rented property and that other safety measures be encouraged as good practice and set out in guidance.

This consultation invites views and comments to gather additional evidence on the recommendations made by the working group.

Any legislation brought forward as a result of this consultation will be subject to appropriate assessment.


Electrical safety in the private rented sector

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PRS Electrical Safety Consultation
Private Rented Sector Division
3rd Floor, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street

Published 17 February 2018