IF you are a landlord letting in England a Wales it is your legal duty to ensure all and electrical systems in your property is safe and maintained throughout the whole tenancy..
A Fine of £5,000 per item not complying
Six Months Imprisonment
Possible Manslaughter Charges In The Event Of Deaths
The Tenant May Also Sue You For Civil Damages
Your Property Insurance May Be Invalidated
Any property occupied by tenants, the landlord must ensure that:
A landlord is also responsible for the communal areas of a house, block of flats, or an estate that residents use in common with other tenants, such as:
A visual inspection of the property is conducted between tenancies
A Periodic inspection is carried out every 5 years
Making sure that your property has adequate RCD protection
Using a registered electrician for any work on your property
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Great Britain has a relatively good record of electrical safety but the most recent figures available show that in a typical year:
Around 20 people will die as a result of electrocution and/or fatal electric burns suffered at home.
There will be approximately 20,000 accidental electrical fires in homes, resulting in around 50 deaths and 3500 injuries.