Letter template: ask your landlord to do an electrical safety check

If your landlord has not given you an electrical safety report, tell them they must arrange an electrical safety check.

Copy and paste this sample text and personalise it with your details.

Subject: Electrical safety check at <your address>

To <your landlord’s name>

I asked for the electrical safety report for <your address> on <date.

As you did not provide this, I'm concerned that an electrical safety check has not been done.

I have checked my rights on the Shelter Scotland website. An electrical safety check must be done every 5 years. You must also give me a copy of the electrical safety report within 28 days of the checks being done.

<Tell your landlord about issues you've noticed with electrical safety here, such as loose wires or faulty sockets>

Please contact me within 2 working days to confirm when an electrical safety check will be done.

If you do not respond, I will take further action.

Thank you

<your name>
<your phone number>
<date>

You can also send the letter as an email attachment or through the post:

Where to send your letter or email

If you rent from a private landlord, their contact details should be in your tenancy agreement or on the Scottish landlord register.

If you rent from the council or a housing association, check their website or your tenancy agreement for their contact details.

If you need more help

Check our guidance on electrical safety in your home.

Last updated: 30 July 2023

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