Electrical Regulation are set to change in the next couple of years. The Existing Regulations: At the moment, landlords are expected to keep electrical installations in good repair and proper working order. A landlord may be liable for the injury of a tenant or resident caused by defective wiring. The New Regulations This regulation already applies to Licensed HMO (House of Multiple Occupation) properties. Mandatory five-year electrical installation checks on private rented housing will be introduced in a phased approach. Implementation date has not yet been clarified, Letting agents and landlords will be given 6 months to familiarise with the new legislation before it comes into force. A transition period will apply for two years. In YEAR ONE, all NEW private tenancies will be affected AND in YEAR TWO, ALL existing tenancies will come within scope.