Mrs Whittal dies just days after she moved into the village with her husband. The property was let on a short hold tenancy agreement and was let furnished. "It was supplied furnished so the electrical appliances should have been safe" said prosecuter Emma Northey.
It’s a useful reminder to landlords that although electrical inspections are not compulsory (although in selective license areas they are usually insisted upon) that landlords are responsible for the electrical installation and appliances in rented property.
If you have any doubts over the electrical safety of your property or appliances you should have an electrical inspection carried out of the property and PAT Test (Portable Appliance Testing) of electrical appliances
This Is Cornwall