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Landlords Warned to Keep Electrics Safe or Face £30,000 Fine

Published on: 25 Mar, 2021
Updated on: 26 Mar, 2021

Landlords who privately rent face fines of up to £30,000 if their accommodation does not meet electrical safety standards, the borough council has warned.

Regulations set last year mean landlords must have their electrical wiring checked at least every five years by a fully qualified electrician, after a borough rise in licensed HMOs, houses of multiple occupation.

Ian Doyle, director of service delivery, said: “More than 15%of borough residents live in privately rented properties.

“We will now be able to improve living conditions for any residents in unsafe and substandard accommodation due to landlord negligence. Fines will run to a maximum of £30,000.”

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