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Electrical safety standards

About the new electrical safety standards that apply to new tenancies

About the safety standards that apply to all tenancies

The new electrical safety regulations require landlords to:

  • ensure that electrical safety standards are met during any period of a tenancy
  • have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested by a person who is qualified and competent, at least every five years, or more frequently if the most recent report requires this
  • provide a copy of the report (known as the Electrical Installation Condition Report or EICR) to their tenants, and to the council if requested

Where testing identifies defects, landlords will also be required to forward confirmation that these works have been remedied to both the tenant and the council.

Our details

If you're required to provide a copy of the EICR, or confirmation of works being remedied, you can email this to us at or post to the following address:

Housing Standards, BCKLWN, King’s Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1EX.

Further information

Guidance can be found on the GOV.UK website.