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IMPORTANT NOTICE - Electrical testing

Court injunction for access to carry out electrical fixed wiring test

We’re currently carrying out electrical testing to a large number of homes to ensure the electrics in your home are safe for you to use, and meet the current standards. This is a health & safety requirement. If we or our contractor contact you about this it’s important that you allow access for the test to be carried out – the test doesn’t take long. If we don’t contact you, you don’t need a test, and you don’t need to do anything further.

We’ll make several attempts by letter / phone to arrange a convenient time with you to carry out the test. But if we’re unable to arrange this directly with you we’re now referring non-access cases to our housing management teams. If they’re unsuccessful in arranging access with you they’ll apply to the court for an injunction. Whilst court action is always a last resort, we’ve recently successfully obtained our first court injunction to gain access to a resident’s home to carry out a electrical fixed wiring test and any necessary repairs or upgrades. Residents could incur court costs in excess of £300.  

Please help us to ensure your home remains a safe place to live for you, your family, and your neighbours.