Warning of 'perfect storm' for agents as new electrical checks arrive – Letting Agent Today

The arrival of mandatory enhanced electrical checks so soon after the chaos of the Coronavirus pandemic represents a perfect storm for agents and landlords, an industry supplier warns. 

PropCert, a provider of property certificates, says that the surge of business in the lettings market this summer, around the same time the new electrical checks legislation is introduced, means transactions could be delayed unless property professionals have the necessary processes in place.

“It’s pleasing to see the rental market bounce back so strongly post-lockdown. The next few months looks set be an extremely busy period for the rental market as tenants looking to move before lockdown make their move, while those who have decided they want to relocate in recent weeks also enter the market,” says Tom Harrington, PropCert’s managing director..

But this busy market will shortly have to take account of the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector

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