Agents alert over electricity checks as government digs in over deadline
Letting agents have been told to document all arranging, planning and scheduling of work related to electrical checks in a bid to satisfy new government requirements.
ARLA Propertymark and others have called for a delay to the introduction of the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020, which is scheduled to apply to existing tenancies from April 1.
The call is because many agents and landlords are struggling to cope with problems caused by the pandemic.
However, ARLA warns that no extensions appears to be forthcoming.
The regulations came into force on June 1st 2020 and applied in England to all new tenancies from July 1st 2020 and all existing tenancies from April 1 this year.
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