Adrienne Minster, CEO of Rated People said:
“The ‘Right to Repair’ law is brilliant news for tradespeople. For the first time, manufacturers will be legally obliged to make spare parts available to consumers. Though in theory this should mean less frequent breakdowns, it will increase the number of appliances that can be fixed with the help of a skilled professional.
The new law will enable tradespeople across the country to easily access specific parts that had previously been difficult to source. As a result, it will likely mean fewer appliances needing to be replaced, especially as many branded parts will now also be available for general purchase.
This announcement follows on from the introduction of a simpler energy efficiency grading system this month and promised higher energy efficiency standards, enabling consumers to make more informed choices on their products. It is great to see the government actively seeking new methods to encourage greener living and help us better our environment, whilst providing consumers with confidence when purchasing these large, often costly, items.”