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This section explains what you should do to ensure your accommodation is safe, and outlines your landlord's responsibilities if you are renting.
Landlords, tenants and owner-occupiers all have legal responsibilities when it comes to electrical safety.
Take these important steps to keep your home safe. If you're renting your home, many of these are your landlord's responsibility.
The electricity in your home may go off because of an electrical fault, a supply problem in the area, or because it has been cut off.