If you let property you must ensure that the electrical system and all appliances supplied are safe – failure to comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 and the The Consumer Protection Act 1987 is a criminal offence and may result in:


   A fine of £5,000 per item not complying

   Six month’s imprisonment

   Possible manslaughter charges in the even of deaths

   The Tenant may also sue you for civil damages

   Your property insurance may be invalidated


These regulations are enforced by the Health & Safety Executive.