From the 1st of December 2015, private landlords are responsible for ensuring that an electrical safety inspection is carried out at least every five years.
The new legislation explained
As of the 1st of December 2015, under section 13(4A) and 19(4B) of The Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, private landlords in Scotland are required by law to ensure that properties are electrically safe.
Landlords must be able to prove that all of the above are in reasonable state of repair and in proper working condition.
Landlords are required to ensure that regular electrical safety inspections are carried out by a competent person, and that if anything fails to pass the inspection these items are to be repaired or replaced immediately. Consult with the electrician carrying out the inspection for advice.
As a minimum, an electrical safety inspection must be carried out:
A copy of the most recent electrical safety inspection must be provided both to new and retained tenants.
Any ECIR produced after 1st of December 2015 will also need appliance testing reports. (PAT testing)
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