This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government
Petition Compulsory inspection and testing of electrical installations and appliances in all private rented homes
This petition calls for:
1) Legislation to make periodic inspection and testing of electrical installations and appliances compulsory in all types of private rented homes in accordance with the IEE Guidance Note 3: Inspection and Testing: BS7671 2008 (6th Edition) and the IEE Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (3rd edition), paid for by landlords. Annual testing of gas installations and appliances is mandatory.
2) A competent persons scheme for electricians carrying out inspection and testing of electrical installations, similar the Building Regulations 'Part P' scheme.
3) Tenants to be provided with copies of inspection and testing reports.
4) Encourage landlords to upgrade consumer units to ones with RCD protection and to provide plug-in RCDs for appliances especially any likely to be used outside. Encourage landlords to have annual routine check reports conducted in accordance with IEE Guidance Note 3.
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months