After many years of talk, legislation surrounding the compulsory electrical safety testing of privately rented property finally looks like it is going to introduced in 2020. 

It is propsed that from July 2020 electrical safety certificates will need to be carried out every five years, much in the same way that gas safety certificates are currently done annually. 

The exact wording is curently working it's way through parliament but it is anticipated that the legislation will be law in the coming months and will initially apply to new tenancies granted from July. 

Landlords Electrical Safety Inspections

 

Find out more about the regulations here.

https://www.arla.co.uk/news/january-2020/electrical-safety-regulations-to-come-into-force.aspx