The Electrical Safety Council’s parliamentary roundtable on the theme of improving home safety in Scotland is set to take place at Holyrood on 25 April.
“With the rapid expansion in the PRS and research revealing that over a third of landlords have failed to carry out repairs or deal with poor conditions, we believe that everyone – regardless of the type of tenancy they hold – should enjoy the same safety standards,” explains ESC head of communications Emma Apter.
The roundtable event will be hosted by MSP Clare Adamson.
Ms Apter added: “The Scottish Government has taken significant steps to improve housing standards but to support and develop this process, we need further measures to enhance the safety of tenants in privately rented accommodation.
“In particular, the ESC believes that regular, compulsory checks – by a registered electrician – on the electrical wiring and appliances provided in private sector housing, is essential.”