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Electricity Safety Check?

IanHainesIanHaines Member Posts: 27 Courageous
I live in a rented 3 bedroom, semi, landlorded by a housing association.  They are coming here, next week, to change my electricity cupboard's consumer board and to do a house-wide points electrical safety check.  If I refused entry to them, is it an easy process for them to successfully evict me?  I suffer from horrific mental health problems, and I hate the slightest entry into my home, of strangers.  I just want them to go away and leave me alone, but I'm afraid of being evicted.  What process must they go through, to evict one of their tenants?

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,067 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    They can't force you to allow them entry for general maintenance but for gas and electric safety checks and serious maintenance issues it's different. They can serve an order on you to gain access because safety checks must be completed, for your safety.

    Do you have anyone that can be in your home with you when they come, maybe a family member or a friend? Maybe they can stay in a room with you so that you feel safer.


    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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