If a tenant is self-isolating due to COVID, any planned inspections or maintenance work must be rearranged until the isolation period is over and all household members do not have COVID-19.
If a legally required inspection, such as a Gas Safety check or electrical inspection, is cancelled or delayed due to COVID, landlords should keep all records of communication to show they have made active efforts to arrange the inspection. Legally required inspections and remedial work should be rescheduled as soon as possible to minimise safety risks.
To avoid expired certificates and potential safety hazards, landlords should plan all safety inspections well before the expiration date.
Find out more: GOV.UK COVID-19 Guidance for Landlords and Tenants