Whether you are a private landlord renting a few properties or a letting agent responsible for a number of properties, then you will understand that you are also responsible for the safety of your tenants in these properties.
Under the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994, the landlord has a duty to ensure that electrical wiring and any electrical equipment provided for the tenant’s use is safe. It is recommended that:-
- Appliances are checked annually – PAT (portable electrical appliances safety test)
- Wiring should be checked every five years by a qualified electrician
In other words, all sockets and light fittings should be safe to use and in good working order. All appliances that have been supplied must also be completely safe to use eg cookers, electric showers.
All rented property should have working mains smoke alarms. The detailed rules about where and how many alarms should be fitted is detailed on the Government website.
How can we help?
R D Nelmes Electricial provide all the electrical services you will need to maintain your properties. We can undertake and supply:-
- Electrical Installation Condition Reports
- Inspection of wiring
- Checking the safety of the fuse board
- Checking all electrical installations are earthed.
Please get in touch, to see how we can help you. We can provide checks and reports as you need them, or contract us to deal with all your properties regularly and we will ensure your annual checks are done on time.
Discuss with us the bespoke service that you require and we will provide an honest, professional and reliable electrical service at a competitive price.