Electrical Safety First found 1.7 million private renters have reported electrical concerns that were either ignored by their landlord or acted on too slowly, and 1.3 million renters are currently waiting for electrical issues to be resolved. No wonder that more than 2 million private tenants have expressed concern about the electrical safety of their home.
The Electrical Safety First study hoped to gauge landlord’s awareness of the fact fines for failing to maintain adequate electrical safety have risen from £5,000 to £20,000, but instead found a fifth – around 300,000 private landlords – still believed there were no fines at all. Added to this, many landlords did not know their insurance may be invalidated if they fail to follow their obligations.
Source: Home Truths infographic from Electrical Safety First.