Articles related to giving guidance to landlords around electrical safety in rental properties, holiday cottages, etc. Mainly focused on maintaining safe electrical equipment

Electrical safety tests on electrical appliances in City of Glasgow College student flats were not carried out due to an oversight, leading to safety concerns. 

Electrical safety tests were not carried out  Electrical safety tests on electrical appliances in City of Glasgow College student flats were not carried out due to an oversight, leading to safety concerns.  The error, involved 40 properties, housing hundreds of students, in riverside accommodation on Thistle Street.  Glasgow City Council found that portable appliance test (PAT) certificates were unavailable for the past 2 years.  “It was however noted that historical PAT certification was unavailable. The applicant has been reminded of the need to fully comply with the conditions attached to their licenses and has provided a commitment to ensure this is [...]

2020-05-10T07:24:48+00:00Landlords|

Landlords electrical test certificate – EICR

New legal requirements for landlords of rental properties From July 1st this year all private tenancies in England will need to ensure that electrical installations are inspected and tested by a qualified person before the tenancy begins. Under the new rules, the landlord will have to ensure that the installation is inspected and tested at least every five years. For existing tenancies, an electrical safety test will need to be carried out by 1 April 2021, with regular tests following this. All properties across the private rented sector, including HMOs, are subject to the new regulations. [...]

2020-03-12T18:56:06+00:00Landlords|

PAT testing rental properties

PAT Testing rental properties 6 useful tips for rental property safety These 6 useful tips for rental property safety should come in very handy if you rent your home of a landlord or agency; or if you rent property to tenants.  It scares me how many properties I go in to that are landlord owned, when they are such a mess. And I don't mean due to the tenant, but due to the lack of care by the landlord. I often wonder why they're getting PAT testing done when they really should sort out the mains wiring, the plumbing and the [...]

2020-03-19T20:26:34+00:00Landlords|

Landlord PAT testing Information

Do landlords have to PAT test appliances? Yes; a landlord, like any other business owner, needs to ensure electrical equipment they provide (as part of the rental agreement) is safe to use, so they need to get equipment PAT tested to know it is safe.  The electrical equipment provided as part of a tenancy agreement must be safe, and be maintained regularly to ensure it stays safe. Whilst there is no set requirement for retest periods it is widely regarded that annual retests are best, or at least each time the tenancy changes.   Electrical Safety Warning for [...]

2021-09-04T15:48:08+00:00Landlords|

Landlords warned to check electric goods

Landlords warned to check electric goods Landlords have been warned to check electric goods to see if they have any recall notices. Landlords have been advised to be super-vigilant about electrical products that they already have in their properties, plus any new ones they supply, such as fridge freezers, cookers and tumble dryers. Find out about our service for Landlords pat testing The warning comes after a continuing spate of safety alerts and product recalls. Only yesterday, Dorset fire and rescue service warned after a tumble dryer sparked a serious house blaze. Check out our Product Recalls page here, where you [...]

2021-07-25T14:27:50+00:00Landlords|
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