Electrical safety in rental property

If you let property you must ensure that the electrical system and all appliances supplied are safe. Electrical hazards are covered by the Housing Health and Safety Rating System under the Housing Act 2004.

Apart from the Landlord’s Common Law duty of care, the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 (and several other statutory regulations) requires that the electrical equipment is safe at the start of every tenancy and maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy.

Failure to comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 and the The Consumer Protection Act 1987 is a criminal offence and may result in:

  • A fine of £5,000 per item not complying
  • Six months imprisonment
  • Possible manslaughter charges in the event of deaths
  • The Tenant may also sue you for civil damages
  • Your property insurance may be invalidated
  • These regulations are enforced by the Health & Safety Executive.

Prices and discounts!

  • Routine visual inspections from only £45.00
  • PAT – Portable appliance testing from only £45.00
  • PIR – Periodic inspection reports from only £90.00
  • 10% discount for multiple tests e.g. PAT & PIR!

If you require any further information or pricing for any of the above services, then please feel free to contact us.

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