Saturday, 12 May 2012

A new campaign has been launched on electrical safety in the private
rented sector.

The campaign 'Keep Renting Safe' has been launched by the National
Private Tenants Organisation (NPTO). There is a dedicated website for
the campaign at

The campaign calls for mandatory periodic inspection and testing of
electrical appliances and installations in all private rented homes
and a competent persons scheme for inspectors. In addition the
campaign calls for tenants to receive copies of inspection reports and
encourages landlords to have consumer units with RCDs installed.

A spokesman for NPTO said; "It is intolerable that gas appliances and
installations have to receive annual safety checks by law but
electrical installations and appliances do not. Energy Performance
Certificates are a legal requirement too but not vital inspections of electrical
installations and appliances, it does not make sense."

Monday, 30 April 2012

Meeting of the Greater Manchester Private Tenants Group will be held in Ashton under Lyne on 24th May 2012 from 6.00pm - 8.00pm.  All Private tenants welcome

For further information or details contactKaty on 0161 344 1245

Tuesday, 17 April 2012


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which has been formed to discuss and share experiences for them to gain knowledgeand provide training and Information on all Private Housing related matters.