Rented Housing: Electrical Safety


Wera asked...

Wera Hobhouse: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make electrical safety checks in rented homes mandatory after the working group set up by his Department under the Housing and Planning Act 2016 completes its work.

Alok Sharma: Following Royal Assent of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, a Working Group of relevant experts was established to provide recommendations to ministers on what, if any, legislative requirements for electrical safety in the private rented sector should be introduced. The Working Group has concluded and their report and recommendations are being considered.


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