Time for an Electrical Safety Inspection and/or PAT test? Welcome to TR – Electrical Safety
Electrical safety is a key responsibility for all UK landlords to keep their tenants safe and avoid fines.
Failure to keep equipment such as light switches, microwaves and fuse boxes safe can result in fines, bans and imprisonment.
Your legal responsibilities as a landlord:
- That the electrical installation in a rented property is safe when tenants move in and maintained in a safe condition throughout its duration.
- That a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) has a periodic inspection carried out on the property every five years.
If your property is not an HMO, you are not legally obliged to do this. However, we recommend that a periodic inspection and test is carried out by a registered electrician on your rental properties at least every five years.
- That any appliance provided is safe and has at least the CE marking (which is the manufacturer’s claim that it meets all the requirements of European law).
To meet these requirements a landlord will need to regularly carry out basic safety checks to ensure that the electrical installation and appliances are safe and working.
If you are in need of an Electrical Safety Inspection or Portable Appliance Testing then simply fill out this form and we will arrange everything for you ASAP.
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