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LANDLORD ELECTRICAL SAFETY

If you are a landlord or manage a property that is rented out to tenants, then please be advised that legal regulations are now in place that landlords must comply with to provide proof of the electrical safety within their rented properties.

 

Failure to comply with the regulations could result in a penalty of up to £30,000.

WE ENSURE YOU'RE FULLY AWARE OF YOUR LEGAL OBLIGATIONS AS A LANDLORD

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WE MAKE IT OUR BUSINESS TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT LANDLORD 

 ELECTRICAL SAFETY

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LANDLORD REGULATIONS

Legislation recently changed from July 1st 2020, stating that privately rented properties will need a valid EICR for all new tenancies and renewals.  

 

These regulations exist to improve electrical safety specifically within the private rented sector to make sure that landlords fulfil a legal obligation to ensure that the fixed electrical installations in rented properties are safe.

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ELECTRICAL SAFETY CHECKS FOR LANDLORDS

Landlords must obtain a valid electrical safety report from a qualified engineer which explains what has been tested along with any work that needs to be carried out within 28 days of the test being completed.  At My Electrics we provide landlord safety checks that comply with the latest standards by conducting a comprehensive EICR or Electrical Safety Condition Report that is valid for 5 years. 

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OUR CREDENTIALS

When you choose My Electrics – you can also rest assured that we're a NICEIC domestic installer, which means the National Inspection Council has approved our electricians for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC).  

 

Our NICEIC domestic installers are highly trained experts that can carry out the safety checks of the fixed electrical installations in your rented property as well as any remedial work needed to ensure technical standards remain high.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY CHECKS FOR LANDLORDS

LANDLORD SAFETY CHECKS 

If you're a landlord or letting agent, there are several safety obligations you must meet, and failure to do so could result in huge fines.

 

Perhaps more importantly, if you neglect your electrical safety obligations, you could put your tenants at an increased risk of harm.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR OBLIGATIONS?

As from July 1st 2020,  it is now a legal requirement that the electrical installation in a rented property is not only safe when a tenancy begins but maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenure.

LANDLORDS MUST ENSURE THAT;

·     All electrical installations in your rented property must be in a safe condition for the length of the tenancy

·     All appliances you provide to your tenants, such as kettles, cookers and toasters must be reliable and have the CE marking

·     An EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report)  is to be carried out every five years by a qualified electrician.

·     Finally, you must fit a smoke alarm on every floor of your rented property

LANDLORD SAFETY CERTIFICATES

LANDLORD CERTIFICATION

Our engineers are trained NICEIC approved professionals who look for defects or inconsistencies in your current installations.

We fully test the electrical safety of the fixed installations in your rented property to ensure it complies with the latest standards.   We do this by conducting an electrical installation condition report (EICR) to inspect the safety condition of an actual installation. The EICR will detail any defects or remedial works that need to be carried out in order to ensure the property is electrically safe.

Once the test is completed you have a period of 28 days to complete any necessary works to comply with safety standards.

 

A landlord electrical safety certificate will be only be issued after the property meets the satisfactory criteria needed to class the electrical installations as safe.

Make sure your rented property is a safer place and contact us today. After all, health and safety is what we're all about at My Electrics.