All landlords should regularly identify and monitor the condition of electrics in their rented property.

The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 requires that landlords ensure appliances are safe to use when first supplied. You should also regularly inspect the electrical appliances within your rented property.

If a tenant carries out their own electrical work without notifying you, they may have made the electrics unsafe and non-compliant with current electrical regulations, including Part P of the Building Regulations.

All full scope Part P registered electricians in England and Wales are now listed on a new website www.electricalcompetentperson.co.uk  to make finding a domestic electrical contractor easier than ever.

The register, which went live on June 30, was developed by all DCLG authorised full scope electrical Competent Person Scheme operators.

It follows a recommendation from the Communities and Local Government Select Committee, to create a single point of reference for consumers seeking an electrician to carry out work in their home.

The new mark features the Registered Competent Electrical logo, an instantly recognisable house and plug socket design, alongside the NICEIC corporate logo.

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This will ensure consumers have just one intuitive symbol to recognise but are still able to access the robust support, such as the work quality guarantee, available from NICEIC