The Landlords and Tenants Act 1985 requires that the electrical installation in a rented property is: safe when a tenancy begins and maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy. The Landlords and Tenants Act 1985 makes it an implied term of every tenancy that the landlord will ‘keep in repair the structure and exterior’ of the property and ‘keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the dwelling-house for the supply of water, gas and electricity, and for sanitation, space heating and heating water. The landlord cannot make the tenant responsible for these repairs.
In domestic premises, apart from some types of minor work, all electrical work must either be notified to a building-control body (normally the local authority building control department) in advance of the work being started, or be carried out by an electrician who is registered with one of the Government-approved scheme providers.
at a minimum electrical safety ( BS7671) is paramount in any dwelling but also (BS5839 pt1 & 6 Fire and BS5266 emergency lighting) must be met in a House of multiple occupancy (HMO)
electrical certificates prove your adhering to regulations and safety