Important Clarifications to EICR Requirements 

On-demand Masterclass

Speaker David Smith and Moderator Rajeev Nayyar

Recorded on 30 June 2020

The MHCLG's introduction of the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 has sparked widespread debate in recent weeks. Whilst the regulations are clear as to which tenancy agreements will be within scope when the regulations come into effect on 1 July 2020, the guidance put out by MHCLG on 1 June 2020 could have led thousands of landlords to believe, mistakenly, that they would have until April 2021 to become compliant when in fact they should be compliant by 1 July 2020. The confusion worsened on 18 June 2020 with the MHCLG changing their guidance document only to withdraw it a day later.

In this 40-minute webinar, regulatory law specialist, David Smith, Partner at JMW Solicitors examined the regulations and explained, in plain English, the potential litigation problems on the issue and what the Electrical Inspection Condition Reports (EICRs) requirements for rented homes in England is from 1 July 2020.

Disclaimer: All content presented in this webinar is intended for general information purposes only and should not be considered as legal advice or official guidance.


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David specialises in residential property rights and agency and has experience of a wide range of property litigation. He is particularly well known for his work in:

  • Agent terms of business and other contracts;
  • Tenancy agreements and licences;
  • Consumer protection and rights;
  • Agent regulation including Client Money Protection, data protection and anti-money laundering;
  • Landlord regulation including deposit protection and property licensing;
  • Welsh law;
  • Public affairs and political representation;
  • Mediation representation.

David has written or contributed to a number of books and journal articles on these topics and is highly sought after as a speaker and lecturer.