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Social Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 1802, tabled on 28 June 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will introduce mandatory electrical safety checks in the social rented sector in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

14 July 2017

Social landlords are already obliged, by law, to maintain the structure and exterior of their properties, and to keep in repair and proper working order the sanitation, water, gas and electricity installations.

The Homes and Communities Agency’s national standards also require social landlords to ensure (subject to an agreed extension in some instances, which must be explained to tenants) that all their homes meet the Decent Homes Standard and to meet all applicable statutory requirements that provide for the health and safety of the occupants in their homes.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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