Moving house can be a very exciting time for many, especially those who are leaving their parents home for the first time. For others, it is an unfortunate consequence of the recession, with many renting their own home and moving to smaller properties. What both groups have in common is their haste, and this is what makes them vulnerable to landlords who do not comply with current UK gas safety legislation. Gas Safety Regulations put strict requirements on Landlords to ensure that the boiler and gas systems in rental properties are safe and well maintained on an annual basis. However, there is not the same level of requirement on Landlords to ensure that the electrics in a property are adequate and PAT testing is not a compulsory requirement unlike Gas Safety Inspections. The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 provides that an electrical installation in a property is “Safe when a tenancy begins” and “Maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy”.