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Cambridge City Council

Electrical safety in private rented accommodation

Private landlords must ensure a qualified person tests the electrics in their properties every five years.

Following each inspection, the registered electrician will issue an Electrical Installation Condition Report. If the property is not safe, the report will say whether list urgent and suggested repairs.

Landlords must provide confirmation within 28 days that the required work has been done. Send the confirmation to your tenants and to us at

We will serve notice on any landlord found to be in breach of this duty. If you do not comply with the notice, we can arrange the remedial action and recover the costs from you. We can also impose a financial penalty of up to £30,000

For further information, read:

Electrical Safety First’s guidance for landlords and tenants

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