Electrical safety law is inadequate to protect tenants, government warned

Published:  20 December, 2013

Eastleigh MP, Mike Thornton, has called for more to be done to protect tenants living in private rented accommodation.

“The government must realise that the current laws are just not up to scratch. Electrical safety certificates should be mandatory in the same way Gas Safety Certificates are. Poor electrics in the home can lead to preventable tragedies, with many tenants unaware of any problem until it is too late.

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