The Electrical Safety Standards for Private Tenancies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 202X Consultation

Closed 6 Dec 2023

Opened 13 Sep 2023



The Department for Communities (DfC) is required under Section 10 of the Private Tenancies Act (Northern Ireland) 2022, to bring forward regulations to ensure a private rental property meets the required electrical safety standard.  Electrical Inspections will be completed by a qualified electrician at least every 5 years. It will be an offence for a private rented landlord not to comply. Portable appliance testing is also recommended as good practice as part of the electrical safety checks. 

[NOTE: These Regulations do not cover House in Multiple Occupancy and single lets properties, as these are covered by separate legislation/guidance. Any comments provided in this Questionnaire on those categories therefore cannot, be taken into consideration as part of the consultation process.]

Why your views matter

It is important that all interested parties are given the opportunity to have their say or to raise their concerns in this consultation to ensure the legislation is fit for purpose.  Each response will be given due consideration to enable the Department to identify issues and, where appropriate, consider potential solutions to address these issues.

We very much welcome your views and comments in the context of these Regulations and Guidance Notes.

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Further Information

In responding to this consultation please do not submit any sensitive personal data or information.  You are under no obligation to provide personal details in responding to this review.

We will only use your information for the purposes of analysis of feedback in responding to this review.

Thank you for participating.


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