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

March 2019

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. 

By |2020-02-03T13:53:52+00:00March 31st, 2019|Landlords|

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 [...]

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July 2015

Landlords electrical test certificate – EICR

By |2020-03-12T18:56:06+00:00July 15th, 2015|Landlords|

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 [...]

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PAT testing rental properties

By |2020-03-19T20:26:34+00:00July 1st, 2015|Landlords|

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 [...]

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June 2013

Do landlords have to PAT test appliances?

By |2020-03-19T20:29:49+00:00June 28th, 2013|Landlords|

Do landlords have to PAT test appliances? Electrical Safety Warning for Landlords Electrical safety warning for Landlords from the ESC, about how they are exposing tenants to dangers from defective electrical systems.  Taken from Seaward The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) has warned that landlords are exposing millions of tenants to dangers and could face huge fines. The ESC found [...]

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Do landlords need PAT Testing?

By |2020-03-19T20:32:13+00:00June 12th, 2013|Landlords|

Do landlords need PAT Testing? Landlords have been warned over exposing tenants to faulty electrical appliances One in five private tenants report electrical faults which are ignored or acted on too late by landlords, a charity claims. Faulty Electrical Appliances Landlords are exposing tenants to significant dangers by neglecting electrical safety, a new study claims. One in five private [...]

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Do landlords need to PAT Test appliances?

By |2020-03-19T20:34:51+00:00June 12th, 2013|Landlords|

Do landlords need to PAT Test appliances? Landlords warned to check danger-alert electric goods 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 [...]

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