New landlord safety duties


The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 (‘Regulations’) come into force on 1 June 2020 and impose new landlord safety duties of specified residential premises in England. The Regulations are likely to have significant financial consequences for landlords particularly where breaches are subject to enforcement action. The Regulations require local housing authorities to enforce the duties and include a power to arrange remedial action in certain circumstances.

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