We provide a comprehensive service for Landlords; portable appliances that you provide as part of the rental agreement in your properties must maintain safe standards so it is important to get them inspected and tested on a regular basis.
Landlords are required to get portable appliances tested at the start of every tenancy, and then to ensure safety standards continue they should be inspected on a regular basis; ideally annually.
If the tenants change in-between times the appliances should be tested again, before the start of the new tenancy.
Under the remit of portable appliance testing; all appliances fitted with a plug should be inspected and tested by a PAT engineer; the mains wiring and appliances wired directly to that should be tested by an electrician or engineer trained in safe isolation.
In addition to inspecting and testing the appliances we will:
- Carry out basic maintenance such as checking and replacing faulty plugs and fuses
- Report to you any faulty or dangerous appliances
- Provide reports on the tests done on each appliance
- Cross-reference the appliances with up-to-date product recall notices
- Please check our service chart below for what we offer and charge
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Information for Landlords
Electrical appliances provided by a landlord for use by tenants in a property fall under Health and Safety regulations that require them to be maintained, inspected and tested to ensure they are always safe to use and will not cause harm to the tenant.
For HMO applications an in-date (usually conducted annually) PAT Test Certificate is required.
For other rented property UK Government regulations recommend appliances be tested at least once in 5 years, although best practice recommends shorter intervals.
Further information on the requirements for HMO licenses can be found here on the Gov.uk website.
The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 state that all mains electrical equipment (cookers, washing machines, kettles, microwaves etc), whether new or otherwise, supplied with the accommodation must be safe to use. A landlord or management company need to regularly maintain the electrical equipment provided to ensure it is safe to use.
The equipment must be checked prior to the tenancy commencing to ensure they’re safe. A record of the appliances should be made and supplied to the tenants.
Additionally the equipment should be further checked between lets and it is recommended that equipment be checked on a regular basis, such as annually.
- A landlord must make sure the electrical installation in a rented property is safe when tenants move in, following which they must be maintained in a safe condition for the whole tenancy.
- This includes the fixed wiring and electrical appliances.
- An EICR report must include the fixed wiring and an Appliance Inspection Report (PAT).
- PAT checks are required on appliances provided by the landlords but not those belonging to the tenant.
- Anything not permanently connected to the electrical installation should be on the PAT report including appliances attached by a fuse spur and/or a plug.