The Trade Body for Scotland’s electrical sector has moved to remind landlords and agents about upcoming legislation changes.
Select has issued a warning that from December 1st, landlords and agents must conduct five-yearly electrical checks of all fixed wiring and appliances in all properties to let.
Electrical safety has been thrown back into the limelight in Scotland with Government statistics showing 69% of all accidental fires in Scottish homes are caused be electrical faults.
Scottish landlords warned on electrical check deadline
The recently amended Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 includes statutory guidelines on electrical installations and appliances in privately rented property. This is to ensure that all rented properties meet the, ‘Repairing Standard,’ throughout the duration of all tenancies.
This includes a specific requirement for landlords or letting agents to make sure that the installations in the property for the supply of electricity, electrical fixtures and fittings and all other electrical equipment are in a fit and proper working order.