Electrical Safety Certificates 13 February 2019

LHP has reassured its residents and stakeholders, following the publication of a report identifying administration failings surrounding electrical safety certificates at some of our properties in the Boston area.

And to ensure full compliance, LHP has confirmed the re-testing of electrics at all the affected properties. New certificates have been issued.

The report has been released this week by the Regulator of Social Housing, following a self-referral made by us. It refers to failings that were discovered by LHP during its rigorous due diligence in advance of providing a consistent service to all our customers, following our merger.

During this work, it emerged that there was a lack of correct paperwork to prove that mandatory electrical testing had taken place properly at some properties in the Boston area.

As a responsible housing provider, we self-reported the issue to the Regulator while immediately putting remedial action in place. This has included the swift re-testing of properties on a ‘risk priority’ basis.

Chief Executive Murray Macdonald confirmed that, as a result of the immediate response and action taken, no further action was to be pursued by the Regulator. However, it did have to declare that a ‘breach of the Home standard’ had taken place, in line with regulatory requirements.

“I am confident that we have taken the correct action promptly and with due regard for our residents. Furthermore, I wish to highlight that we have adopted a best practice approach across the whole organisation, which has residents’ safety as the top priority,” said Mr Macdonald.

You can read the regulatory notice here.

 

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