Landlords & Home Buyers
Landlords - your electrical safety obligations
Landlords are exposing themselves to significant financial risks, from fines and invalidated insurance, though not acting on their electrical safety obligations.
Landlords are required by law to ensure:
- That the electrical installation in a rented property is safe when tenants move in and maintained in a safe condition throughout its duration.
- 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.
P.S.E Pete Smith Electrical Offers...
- EICR (Electrical installation condition report)
- PAT testing (Portable appliance testing)
P.S.E Pete Smith Electrical recommends...
- That a visual inspection of the property is conducted between tenancies.
- Making sure that your property has adequate RCD protection.
- Carrying out regular safety checks on the electrical appliances provided as part of the rental agreement.
Home Buyers - Did you Know?...
Research has shown that only 37% of buyers had the electrics checked before the purchase. One in five believed that electrical checks were included in the recommended home survey report and just under half were unaware that checks were needed at all.
Over a third of home buyers then went on to discover electrical problems that they were not aware of before purchase, This is something that can easily be avoided by getting P.S.E Pete Smith Electrical to inspect the electrics and issue an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report).
P.S.E Pete Smith Electrical also offers PAT Testing (portable appliance testing), this is for any appliance that is not hard-wired into the electrics (i.e Cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, etc) that might be included in the price of the sale
Contact us today so your not left saying "I can't help thinking that all this could have been avoided if I had just had an Electrical Installation Condition Report done before buying my home"