Calls for extension to safety certificates amid COVID-19 pandemic

Calls for extension to safety certificates amid COVID-19 pandemic

The validity of all gas and electrical safety certificates should be extended by six months because of the impact of COVID-19 say landlords. The call is highlighted in a survey conducted by the RLA (Residential Landlords Association) during March which shows that 38% of landlords are struggling to source maintenance contractors to undertake the required work. Other factors preventing certificate renewals are the inability to enter properties because tenants and landlords themselves may be self-isolating.

With these concerns in mind, the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) has called for gas and electrical safety certificates expiring from 1st April to be extended by six months. This would be a similar approach adopted by the Government for MOT certificates.


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