Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector Policy

Financial Penalties

Where the Council is satisfied, beyond reasonable doubt, that a private landlord has breached a duty under regulation 3 (see 1.2), the Council may impose a financial penalty (or more than one penalty in the event of a continuing failure) in respect of the breach. The financial penalty may be of such amount as the Council imposing it determines; but must not exceed £30,000.

In determining the civil penalty amount for offences under the electrical regulations, the Council has had regard to the non-statutory guidance published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and has updated and adopted its existing Civil Penalty Policy to include offences under the regulations.

Therefore the Council’s policy on Civil Penalties under the Housing Act 2006 (as amended by the Housing and Planning Act 2016) and associated scoring matrixes will also apply to civil penalties issued in respect of breaches of regulation 3 of Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 unless otherwise specified.