Does an electrical safety inspection have to be carried out on change of tenancy in a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)?

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The electrical installation in a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) has to be checked every five years but there is no requirement to do it on change of tenancy

Answered by Farrah, Electrical Safety Expert

The electrical installation in a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) has to be checked every five years but there is no requirement to do it on change of tenancy. So if, for example, an inspection was carried out in 2019 it would be valid until 2024. The landlord should provide all tenants with a copy of the certificate.

We recommend that landlords carry out a visual check of the electrics on change of tenancy - looking for anything broken, signs of overheating etc. 

 

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