As part of a campaign to reduce the risk of fire in private rented property, SELECT is next week commencing a Scotland-wide radio campaign to alert both landlords and tenants to obligations to carry out electrical inspections.
Since December last year, landlords have been required to conduct five-yearly electrical checks of the fixed wiring and any electrical appliances in privately rented homes. As well as landlords being compliant, tenants should ask for a copy of the electrical safety check when it’s done.
SELECT has chosen radio as the medium for the campaign to get the message across to tenants as well as landlords and will run a series of adverts across the Scottish independent radio network – including Radios Clyde, Forth, MFR, Northsound 1, Borders, Tay, and Westsound – advising of the changes and directing landlords to its website, needanelectrician.scot.
The campaign is backed by Scottish Minister for Local Government and Housing, Kevin Stewart MSP, who recently met SELECT managing director Newell McGuiness and Alan Wilson, SELECT’s Head of Communications and Member Services.
Click here to hear the new SELECT radio advert.