Friday, 2 March 2012

Electrical Safety Advice for Landlords

New guidance for landlords is now available from the Electrical Safety Council. They issued the following satement on their website:

"As the number of people becoming landlords soars, research from the Electrical Safety Council has found that misunderstandings between landlords and tenants over responsibilities for safety are exposing many people to life-threatening electrical dangers.

The ESC is concerned that the rise in inexperienced landlords - many of whom are finding it easier to rent out their property than sell it - will further compromise safety.

The consequences for not understanding obligations can be serious. If a landlord is found to be negligent over electrical safety it can lead to fines or even imprisonment.

Our guidance for landlords outlines the simple steps you can take to ensure the electrical safety of your properties."

For more information please click here Electrical Safety Advice for Landlords