XS Training can help you provide a service to the Private Rented Sector
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 1st June 2020.
This Regulation applies in England only to all new specified tenancies from 1st July 2020; and all existing specified tenancies from 1st April 2021.
A private landlord who grants or intends to grant a specified tenancy must;
- ensure that the electrical safety standards are met during any period when the residential premises are occupied under a specified tenancy
- ensure every electrical installation in the residential premises is inspected and tested at regular intervals (no more than 5 years) by a qualified person; and
- ensure the first inspection and testing is carried out before the tenancy commences in relation to a new specified tenancy, or by 1st April 2021 in relation to an existing specified tenancy.
XS Training can help you to ensure your Electricians are deemed as a ‘qualified person’ with our New Online 2391-52 Course
XS Training Ltd are providing an Online 2391-52 Inspection and Testing course that will enable electricians to be deemed as a ‘qualified person’ to; carry out Initial Verifications and more importantly Periodic Inspection Reports for the Private Rented Sector.
Your current working electricians can access XS Training’s Online Inspection and Testing course on an evening while still working through the day. This will reduce the cost implications of losing operatives for 6-7 days attending training at a physical centre. The learner will then spend a day doing the assessments.
The 2391-52 Online training package covers all the Learning Outcomes, including Preparation, Legislation, the Inspection process for Initial and periodic inspection, testing theory, testing practical application and comparing the regulated values.
The course will offer over 150 online, written and visual fault practice questions.
Following the inspection and testing carried out on a rented property a private landlord must…
“Obtain a report from the person conducting that inspection and test, which gives the results of the inspection and test and the date of the next inspection and test;
- supply a copy of that report to each existing tenant of the residential premises within 28 days of the inspection and test
- supply a copy of that report to the local housing authority within 7 days of receiving a request in writing for it from that authority
- retain a copy of that report until the next inspection and test is due and supply a copy to the person carrying out the next inspection and test and…
“Supply a copy of the most recent report to;
- any new tenant of the specified tenancy to which the report relates before that tenant occupies those premises; and
- any prospective tenant within 28 days of receiving a request in writing for it from that prospective tenant.”
Following the inspection and testing if further investigation or remedial work is required…
“It needs to be carried out by a qualified person within;
- 28 days or
- the period specified in the report if less than 28 days, starting with the date of the inspection and testing.
“On completion, the landlord must obtain written confirmation from a qualified person that the further investigative or remedial work has been carried out and that the electrical safety standards are met; or
- further investigative or remedial work is required;
- a copy of the report which required the further investigative or remedial work to each existing tenant of the residential premises within 28 days of completion of the further investigative or remedial work and
- supply that written confirmation, together with a copy of the report which required further investigative or remedial work to the local housing authority within 28 days of completion of the further investigative or remedial work.”
A private landlord who is in breach a duty of the above regulation may incur a financial penalty
“A financial penalty;
- may be of such amount as the authority imposing it determines; but
- must not exceed £30,000.”
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