Electrical Safety Obligations for Landlords
Being a landlord can be a very rewarding way of supplementing your income, but you are obligated to meet a number of health and safety criteria, one of the most important being electrical safety. Around 30 deaths and 4,000 accidents take place in the UK every year because of household electrics, so don’t make the mistake of thinking they couldn’t happen in one of your properties.
The law says that you must ensure all electrical installations and appliances you provide are safe, but how these rules are interpreted are less clear cut. Here’s what you need to know.