PAT testing for landlords, landlords pat tests

We provide a comprehensive service for Landlords and lettings; 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.

Fixed Prices for PAT testing for landlords

You want to be sure appliances you provide for tenants’ use are safe, and continue to be safe, so we operate on your behalf to make sure this is always the case;

  1. We’ll visit the property at regular intervals to test the appliances
  2. We’ll maintain the plug, fuse and cable
  3. We’ll report any need for further action
  4. We’ll check to see if the appliance has been recalled by the manufacturer
  5. We can even give you an update on how the tenant is treating your property

We charge a fixed rate for pat testing for landlords; based on the number of appliances, the location of the property and the number of properties to test we will price the job at a fixed rate. 

To discuss your requirements contact us using this form:

We’ll be in touch to get more information if needed, and to discuss the price options. 

PAT Testing frequency for Landlords

There is no official rule for the pat testing frequency for landlords, although it is recommended for best practice that portable appliances are tested at the start of every tenancy (or between last and next) to ensure that equipment provided is safe for continued use. 

To maintain safety standards its then recommended that appliances be tested every 12 months from that initial test, or every change of tenant, whichever is sooner. 

PAT Testing for Landlords

 

  • We will inspect and or test all appliances with an accessible plug
  • We will inspect all appliances without an accessible plug

Following completion of the work, we will send you a report of all the items tested, and the results obtained and any further recommendations or advisory notices based on the inspection. 

 

PAT testing for HMO applications

If you require a PAT test for your HMO application the paperwork we provide you with will be sufficient. 

 

PAT testing Holiday Lets

We are also able to PAT test holiday lets; we can test portable appliances in any environment including city centre apartments, seaside town chalets, log cabins, caravans, barges, etc. 

 

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.

Landlords Obligations

  • 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.