Recommendations to improve private tenants’ electrical safety

Data shows that private housing faces more risk than social housing in terms of electrical fires.

Housing Minister, Heather Wheeler, came up with the following recommendations:

  • Safety checks for private rented properties every 5 years
  • Safety certificates to prove that safety checks have been completed
  • Ensure that checkers are properly trained
  • Electrical appliances provided by landlords should be checked

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