Under the new legislation set by the Scottish Government, landlords will have to have fixed wiring (Electrical Installation Condition Report or EICR) checks carried out at least every five years. The report would also include a Portable Appliance Test. This will apply from the following dates: –
• 1st December 2015 – for any new tenancies entered into on or after this date (this includes current tenants signing a new lease)
• 1st December 2016 – for existing tenancies