Do I need an electrical certificate to sell a house?
No, but the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting recommends that the wiring in a house is checked every 10 years, or every time you move to a new house.
The statistics are sobering. On average, four people a day are injured or killed as a result of an electrical fire, and more than half of all fires in England are caused by electrical faults. And the leading cause of injuries? Ovens and cookers.
So, it’s worth making sure all the electrics are in order, by having a professional check them every three to five years.
And it’s also worth making sure that you have every other aspect of your tenanted property covered, with landlord insurance.