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Redditch council recently notified landlords that they’ll receive fines of up to £30,000 if their property doesn’t hold a valid electrical safety certificate.

Private landlords are required by law to have a valid certificate before letting their properties, and to present it within seven days of a request by the local authority in question.

A spokesperson for Redditch Council said: “Every private landlord should be aware of their legal responsibilities to the safety and welfare of their tenants, including ensuring their rented property has a valid electrical safety certificate.

“While the vast majority of landlords in Redditch are of course exemplary, if and when the council does have to serve remedial notices, we believe that fines of up to £30,000 reflect the seriousness of the issue.”

The new electrical safety regulations rolled out in 2020 and have applied to all private sector tenancies since April of this year.

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