Landlords warned over wiring faults

AOL Money Staff

Around one in five private rental sector tenants has been exposed to the risk of an accident or fire due to their landlord ignoring an electrical fault, a charity has warned.

The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) found that a fifth of tenants, equating to 1.7 million private renters across the UK, have reported concerns about the electrical safety of their property to a landlord that were either acted upon slowly or not dealt with at all.