Portable Appliance Testing for Landlords

PAT testing for landlords of rental properties, HMO’s, Holiday Lets, Static Caravans, etc.

PAT Testing Service for Landlords including HMO’s, Lettings Agents

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PAT testing for Landlords

We provide PAT Testing for Landlords in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Co. Durham; fixed prices available and discounts for block bookings of multiple properties.

To best comply with their legal obligations a landlord should PAT test the electrical appliances supplied at the start of each new tenancy. Electrical Safety is very important in a rental property. An experienced PAT tester will need to do a regular visual inspection to make sure appliances are still in good working order following which we can issue the appropriate safety certificates. Appliances that need checking include anything provided by the landlord fitted with a plug; such as white goods (fridges, washing machines, etc.) and anything else supplied like kitchen appliances (microwave, kettle, etc) plus TV’s, lamps, and so on.

In addition you need to remember to also get a periodic inspection of the fixed installation, called the Electrical Installation Condition Report. Not needed as often as PAT, which should be done annually, the EICR should be carried out every 5 years in a rental property.

How much does PAT testing cost for landlords?

No of items to test Fixed price per property
Up to 20 items in one property £45.00
More than one property booked to be completed back to back £30.00 (then £1.20 per item)
More than one property booked to be done at different times £35.00

We offer discounts if you book us to do more than one property in the same appointment, contact us to discuss the options and prices.

Do you need the mains wiring testing too? (EICR)

Through our partners we can arrange for you your Electrical Installation Certificate Report (EICR), also known as the Landlords Electrical Certificate.

There is a fixed price of £225.00 + VAT for all properties sizes up to 3-bed house to carry out this inspection and provide the paperwork; our electricians are fully registered with the appropriate governing bodies.

Do you need your rental property PAT Testing?

If you rent out property that someone else lives in (tenant) then you need to be sure the appliances you provide are safe to use; to do that they are going to need regular inspections and PAT testing. On completion you are provided with a PAT Testing Certificate Report.

PAT testing for Landlords is not only good practice, shows you care about your tenants safety, helps to protect your property from fire risk and gives you peace of mind, so that seems to make it worthwhile.

Kitchen appliances often found in a rental property that will need pat testing for landlords

PAT Testing for Landlords

Ensuring electrical appliances provided as part of a rental agreement are safe is essential

Portable Appliance Tests (PAT) of electrical appliances provided by a landlord in rental properties can be completed by our PAT Testing experts anywhere in the North East. Along with free repairs, and regular inspections we can help landlords ensure their electrical appliances are safe for continued use.

For any landlord renting out property in the UK, one of their most important legal obligations is making sure the property is safe – a faulty electrical appliance is dangerous! Health and Safety regulations require electrical equipment to be safe so it does not cause harm to the tenant.

What is the best PAT Testing frequency for Landlords?

To best comply with their legal obligations a landlord should PAT test the electrical appliances supplied at the start of each new tenancy, then further inspect them at regular intervals proportionate to the risk, although there is currently no fixed rule on this. 

What does a Landlord PAT test cost?

In most cases we charge around £45.00 to carry out the PAT testing for landlords in a rental property; we do sometimes offer discounts if you have a number of properties so we always recommend you contact us to discuss your situation.

If the property is more than 45 minutes from us, such as in the hills of Northumberland, or Teesside we will charge extra for travel.

What our clients say about us

Professional service, excellent communication, and very reasonably priced. Recommended!
Thomas Bagnall
Thomas Bagnall
10:21 03 Dec 21
First time that we have used this firm and they were efficient and friendly. Good value for money, local and we will definately use them again
Dorothy Edwards
Dorothy Edwards
22:25 02 Dec 21
Very professional team and very proactive - Rob always checks in to see what is needed and diaries the annual service checks for our rental property. So easy to work with, everything is online for invoicing which being remote from the property helps massively. Great service and great price - thank you!
Dapa 95
Dapa 95
07:13 02 Dec 21
2021 - updated review, have just had Richard and the team do my PAT testing again. Great communication, very proffesional and highly recommend.2020 - Amazing service and communication. Would highly recommend.
Alison Hogarth
Alison Hogarth
09:12 01 Dec 21
Good service, clear comms and Rob who turned up to do the PAT testing was efficient, friendly and helpful. Would use again.
Ian Lyon
Ian Lyon
13:06 26 Nov 21
This company carried out our annual PAT Testing and arranged to come out quite quickly which was a bonus. The lads were absolutely brilliant, very professional, courteous and chatty while carrying out their job. They were a great bunch of lads and we couldn't fault any of them. They didn't dilly dally, they got on with the job very professionally. We will definitely use them again next year and Richard has already advised he will send a reminder. I would definitely recommend them.
Lorretta Coulson
Lorretta Coulson
12:12 04 Nov 21
PAT testing service was carried out and a fantastic service was experienced. Very professional and responsive to all queries. Can highly recommend.
S Dunne
S Dunne
08:39 03 Nov 21
Excellent service. Very responsive. Would highly recommend. Totally hassle free. Richard was very friendly.
Scott Miller
Scott Miller
19:12 02 Nov 21
Highly recommend DRA PAT Testing. They carried out testing in 10 of our managed properties in under 2 hours at a great price. Kyle was very pleasant and professional to deal with.
Samuel Zahn
Samuel Zahn
08:56 29 Oct 21
Richard, Kyle and the team came out to our works and done an excellent job, the lads were great! Would highly recommend and will definitely use for future electrical works!!
Scott Hale
Scott Hale
07:24 29 Oct 21
This is the second year running we have used this company and cannot fault them. They are very polite, professional and excellent communicators and good value for money. Would highly recommend.MWE Architects
Lynda Cooper
Lynda Cooper
16:14 17 Oct 21
Great service from a excellent company, highly recommend them for all PAT testing. Jordan was very professional and friendly. It all went smoothly.Brilliant customer service.
Anthony Gibson
Anthony Gibson
18:58 14 Oct 21
Just to say how impressed I was with the pat testing. Jordan was not only efficient but a personable and respectful young man too. Thank you for arranging this for us.
Angela Pino
Angela Pino
12:44 11 Oct 21
Great communication, first class service. Very prompt. Extremely knowledgeable and professional. Will definitely use them again for our PAT testing next year.
Denise Greatrex
Denise Greatrex
08:13 09 Oct 21
We have used this company twice in the last month for PAT testing and they have been excellent both time. Prompt, efficient and excellent value for money. We will definitely use them for all future work.
Emma Pearson
Emma Pearson
10:52 05 Oct 21
Great job, quick response. Would recommend to others.
Katy Vanden
Katy Vanden
14:56 04 Oct 21
Good communication, reasonably priced. Friendly and helpful tester. Will definitely use again next year!
Anna Sherratt
Anna Sherratt
11:25 04 Oct 21
This is on behalf of elevate services - Amazing, very professional, Jordan - cant recall his surname was very polite and got on with the job and is a credit to the company - I'm sure we will be using these PAT testing services again in our office as we have been 2+ years running now. Couldn't fault a thing - recommend.
Michael Dunlop
Michael Dunlop
05:49 28 Sep 21
Great service provided from DRA for carrying out PAT Testing. Very helpful friendly company to deal with at a very good price
Tony Hipkin
Tony Hipkin
07:51 27 Sep 21
DRA PAT testing service was quick to book our charity in for PAT testing. Worker arrived on time and was very helpful getting all our items tested. Will be using in the future across our services.
Journey Enterprises
Journey Enterprises
09:28 23 Sep 21
Some 50 appliances and extensions PAT tested. Service scheduled promptly, Engineer spot on time, Engineer very friendly and very efficient . all round, an excellent service I am happy to recommend
Bob Telford
Bob Telford
15:17 22 Sep 21
The DRA team were an absolute delight! Professional, swift and very helpful! Thank you all
Lucy Gregson
Lucy Gregson
12:03 20 Sep 21
Excellent PAT service. Efficient, on-time and followed up promptly with reports. Recommended.
joe stewart
joe stewart
07:58 20 Sep 21
Professional, reliable and efficient PAT Testing service. Highly recommend.
Inga Davison
Inga Davison
09:13 16 Sep 21
We have used DRA for our PAT testing for many years and wouldn't go anywhere else. As a very busy NHS Dental practice, now with the added measures in place due to Covid restrictions, they worked around us with efficiency and professionalism.
Beverley Mitchelson
Beverley Mitchelson
11:24 13 Sep 21
PAT Testing
Lisa Marshall
Lisa Marshall
09:57 07 Sep 21
Asked Richard if he would be able to PAT a variety of equipment for work (110v &240v), came in when he said, was happy to answer questions, and carried out repairs as needed. Very PROFESSIONAL. Good rates.
Leighton Pearson
Leighton Pearson
08:54 07 Sep 21
These guys came out to PAT test some of our electrical catering hire equipment. On time, reasonably priced with excellent customer service. Highly recommended and no doubt I will be in touch with them again.
Richard Dos Santos
Richard Dos Santos
10:40 24 Aug 21
We always use these guys for our P.A.T testing, five star job. Friendly efficient and reliable.
Chris Williams
Chris Williams
14:03 10 Aug 21
Good friendly honest service, highly recommended.
darren haggerty
darren haggerty
13:51 02 Jul 21
Very speedy response, professional service and a fair price.
Guy Kirk
Guy Kirk
07:21 25 Jun 21
Richard was incredibly helpful and professional. Timely response to email requests and went above and beyond to fit in the PAT testing at our two sites.We would not hesitate to use him and DRA again.
Sarah Kilby
Sarah Kilby
08:40 17 Jun 21
DRA carried out PAT tests for all of our office appliances and equipment. Richard was very organised and efficient, and we received the certificates/report the same day.
Lizzy Chorley
Lizzy Chorley
15:06 16 Jun 21
Richard was fantastic with my last minute call to test equipment for an installation. The service was professional, the team is understanding, prompt and also a good laugh which is a bonus! Couldn't recommend enough.
Violeta Tsenova
Violeta Tsenova
19:42 31 May 21
Great company to work with. Will use again.
Donna Riseborough
Donna Riseborough
06:06 31 May 21
We always use DRA Electricals for our surgery. Another PAT testing complete. Very professional service. Highly recommend them.
Clare Phillips
Clare Phillips
09:30 27 May 21
Excellent service, hired for a full PAT test of the premises. Will absolutely Hire Richard again.
Be More Geek
Be More Geek
15:00 26 May 21
Very quick and professional, a great service and very helpful.
Jessica Hynes
Jessica Hynes
15:00 21 May 21
Richard carried out the pat testing for my Beauty Salon at very short notice which was greatly appreciated. He was very communicative, professional and efficient... I would highly recommend!
Sara Ball
Sara Ball
16:16 20 May 21
PAT Testing across 3 sites competed over2 days, minimum disruption, on time, good value. Fitted in with our schedule as a busy pub reopening during Covid recovery, took the pressure off.
Mark Hall
Mark Hall
06:04 19 May 21
I cannot speak highly enough of the wonderful, professional service of DRA PAT Testing who recently checked over all of Seaham Sea Cadets equipment. We were over the moon with the conscientiousness and quality of service. Kyle and his colleague attending were superb, and extremely helpful, courteous and professional throughout - a glowing testament to a business to be both proud of and confident in. Thank you again, on behalf of all the Cadets, in helping us so much towards reopening and parading again; it is very much appreciated by all of us at the Unit. We look forward to booking DRA again next year and are very happy to recommend you to anyone.
Mark Walker
Mark Walker
19:19 13 May 21
Very professional service. Richard arrived on time and carried out the PAT tests very efficiently. Certificates received on the same day. I also liked how the pricing was clear on the website before I booked. Thank you!
Zoe Robertson
Zoe Robertson
19:22 10 May 21
Excellent service from the DRA team with special thanks to Rob. PAT testing completed at The People’s Kitchen with great efficiency. Will definitely use them again
keith armstrong
keith armstrong
21:17 06 May 21
PAT test- I was so impressed with the service. Rob went the extra mile to fit me in and also was conscientious enough to spot another device that needed testing which I hadn’t seen.
Rebecca Noble
Rebecca Noble
21:00 04 May 21
I have used DRA for several years now and will continue to do, so as I have always received fantastic service. They are prompt, friendly, efficient, great value and totally professional, and go out of their way to get things done in any circumstances. Thank you so much all at DRA. I have no hesitation in recommending them.
Sarah Marshall
Sarah Marshall
09:02 29 Apr 21
Great service, very speedy and helpful.
Laura Gellatly
Laura Gellatly
08:11 15 Apr 21
Just had our PAT testing done. Great service as always - arrived when expected, reliable and honest advice, minimum of disruption and prompt supply of certificates. First class service
Stuart Hall
Stuart Hall
06:04 20 Mar 21
Fantastic service from DRA every time - efficient, professional, friendly and great value for money - we go back to DRA every time and they have provided great service without fail. Highly recommend.
Lairds House
Lairds House
13:13 17 Mar 21
Professional and friendly, sound advice, punctual, tidy, and great value. Highly recommended.
Andrea
Andrea
21:26 16 Mar 21
Very efficient service! Will be using again
Roisin McBride
Roisin McBride
12:17 09 Mar 21
So so pleased with the service from DRA PAT testing. Richard went above and beyond. We will definitely be using them again and will not hesitate to recommend them.
Emma Fitzsimmons
Emma Fitzsimmons
11:49 03 Mar 21
Excellent service. PAT testing completed as required. Very friendly and great communication.
Tricia Rook
Tricia Rook
20:21 25 Feb 21
I've used DRA for years now to carry out PAT testing at a rental property I own, always carry out the work quickly and efficiently, no hesitation in recommending their service!
The North Shields Heritology Project
The North Shields Heritology Project
10:56 22 Feb 21
We’ve used these twice now at work no issues what’s so ever quick response and friendly reliable service they will be go to pat test going forward highly recommend
Karl De Free
Karl De Free
16:32 09 Feb 21
been using them for PAT testing for at least 5 years, plus just completed fixed wire test
Anthony Johnson
Anthony Johnson
16:56 07 Feb 21
We have our annual PAT Testing completed each year by DRA PAT Testing and the service provided is to the highest of quality and standards.From Richard the boss to Rob the tester who came to my home to test our equipment. was friendly, polite and extremely efficient in their job updating us on the equipmentWould highly recommend DRA PAT Testing and we will continue to use them for years to come. Or until we retire, and then we can drink Meade talking to Odin about world domination.
roses dad
roses dad
12:19 10 Jan 21
Very professional company. Always gives reminder of inspections due. Very courteous staff - Rob - no problems, ever.
Raymond Grimes
Raymond Grimes
16:05 18 Dec 20
Managed to fit me in last minute. Great service. Friendly and Professional.
Benjamin Hedley
Benjamin Hedley
18:04 11 Dec 20
I have used the services of DRA PAT testing for several years and have always found them to be courteous, professional in the delivery of their services and friendly to deal with. I highly recommend them.
Chris Bowman
Chris Bowman
11:06 08 Dec 20
DRA PAT- thoroughly professional service, great communication and flexibility around our opening hours. A very pleasant engineer conducting the testing. Would use again for further PAT.
Joe Wood
Joe Wood
14:27 03 Dec 20
PAT testing carried out on all electricals in out large community building!Great Service! Cheers
WhitleyBay BigLocal
WhitleyBay BigLocal
16:44 27 Nov 20
As always, an excellent and reliable service. Due to covid19 guidelines we only had certain times available but Richard was more than accommodating and offered an alternative suggestion which meant we were able to get the whole school PAT tested, which we are so grateful for. Thank you!
Amy Young
Amy Young
14:15 17 Nov 20
Highly recommend DRA Pat testing! Excellent and reliable service from start to finish. Fantastic rates too. Will definitely use them again for all our PAT testing.
Samuel Zahn
Samuel Zahn
00:42 06 Nov 20
DRA PAT testing - used them to carry out PAT testing at the supported accommodation that I work at. Friendly and efficient service - flexible with time. Full PPE used to follow guidelines. We will be a returning customer again next year.
Lauren Woods
Lauren Woods
15:32 03 Nov 20
Absolutely fantastic, professional service carried out for PAT testing. Communication was prompt and efficient from start to finish. Would 100% recommend to others.
Alastair Barclay
Alastair Barclay
22:20 27 Oct 20
As always - very professional - great coms' - prompt - got on with the job in hand - as little disruption as possible,Would highly recommend.
Phil Lay
Phil Lay
07:52 26 Oct 20
The team were great. Gave me good honest advice and a very competitive price for my PAT test. They were extremely helpful and very friendly. Would recommend to anyone, couldn't thank them enough for being so helpful!
Kathryn Ramsay
Kathryn Ramsay
09:45 23 Oct 20
We contacted DRA to have some of our equipment tested for a job which was urgent. DRA couldn’t of helped anymore and were there the same day to ensure we could carryout our project.Great service and will continue to use for all our PAT testing requirements.
Derek Hunter
Derek Hunter
05:49 19 Oct 20
Really prompt clear communication and reasonable rates. Very happy customer.
Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith
16:25 07 Oct 20
Very reliable and easy to work with, as well very professional. We would recommend DRA for PAT tests.
Nigel Todd
Nigel Todd
13:23 07 Oct 20
Extremely professional and provided exceptional service. When asked a question on something they didn't cover, Richard introduced us to someone who could, which was above and beyond what I expected. I would certainly recommend them.
Lara Langdon
Lara Langdon
07:57 24 Sep 20
Easy to arrange PAT testing service from DRA PAT testing. The team were very friendly and reliable and completed the work with minimum disruption. We would highly recommend them to other businesses.
Lyndsey Everett
Lyndsey Everett
21:02 21 Sep 20
Proffessional, kept us updated all the way through, and we're very responsive, done the job when they said they would , thanks The Sun Studio and Swalwell barbers.
Richard Lawson
Richard Lawson
16:11 17 Sep 20
Excellent customer service, professional on site and great service.
Beth Brown
Beth Brown
10:14 15 Sep 20
Thank you so much DRA PAT Testing. The process to book testing, was very easy, and Richard could fit in the exact time frame we had. The tester had spare parts and was very professional and efficient, I gave him a quick tour of the building, and the testing was done promptly. Great value, and respectful of covid guidelines. I would highly recommend and we will be using DRA Testing in a years time.
Lucy Davidson
Lucy Davidson
15:12 10 Sep 20
Used Richard at DRA last couple of years for PAT testing on HMO property. Very professional and reliable which is what you need and even despite the challenges presented by Covid 19. Recommend
Vish Vedhara
Vish Vedhara
21:31 07 Aug 20
PAT testing - excellent service and highly recommend
Lesley Hunter
Lesley Hunter
09:43 06 Aug 20
Very professional and efficient team with excellent rates. Highly recommend.
Neil
Neil
11:39 04 Aug 20
Great Service throughout, highly recommend this company for your PAT Testing.
Ross Gibson
Ross Gibson
14:05 24 Jul 20
Been using DRA for pat tests for a few years now. Always a good service at a reasonable price.
Rob Platt
Rob Platt
21:01 03 Jul 20
Third year we have used DRA PAT Testing and very happy with the service provided at a competitive price. Everything went smoothly including communication about having to postpone and rearrange due to C19 shutdown. Will keep with this trusted service.
richard dell
richard dell
14:12 08 Jun 20
Definately recommend , they were on time, and very professional. Worked through our office very quickly. The final invoice was a pleasant surprise too so great value for money.
Lisa Hodges
Lisa Hodges
13:28 26 May 20
Efficient Service, Quality advice and reports, courteous and professional approach. Would recommend and will use again. Richard was very knowledgeable and considerate to the working environment.
Service Cavendish
Service Cavendish
08:37 18 Apr 20
Highly recommend Richard and his company. Completed our PAT testing without any disruption. Will be using every year from now on.
Matt Davison
Matt Davison
19:25 16 Apr 20
Job done quickly and efficiently. Great customer service, highly recommended!
Sarah Meggeson-Evans
Sarah Meggeson-Evans
18:17 06 Apr 20
Thank you so much Richard! Richard arranged and kindly did PAT Testing for all the equipment in my clinic, he attended perfectly on time, made sure it's arranged around the time I can be free. He even had spare parts and just changed them for me straightaway. He is very genuine, professional and kind. Great value in compare with other companies and very trustworthy. I've already asked him to book me in for my next PAT Testing and I definitely recommend him.
Mona Attarpour
Mona Attarpour
10:19 06 Apr 20
Service with a smile! We have always received a professional service at good rates, the after care is great too.
Juliette Hall
Juliette Hall
09:26 02 Apr 20
Always had excellent service from Richard at DRA, He's looked after a rental property we have for years now, and always turns up on time and does a great job. Highly recommend him!
Keith Spedding
Keith Spedding
14:08 01 Apr 20
Recently had the whole school tested, great value for money, excellent service, can highly recommend
Joanne Hogarth
Joanne Hogarth
12:58 01 Apr 20
Very helpful and good value for money. Very professional company.
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CES Office
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PAT testing for Landlords

We provide Landlords PAT testing services in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Co. Durham; the more properties you have to test the bigger discounts we can offer.

If you require your rental property, be it long term, holiday, week to week, whatever, contact us to discuss your requirements and get booked in for the job to be done.

Get a quote for your PAT Testing

Frequently Asked Questions about Landlords PAT testing

Do you charge more for HMO PAT Testing?

Arranging HMO PAT testing is no different to any other rental property, unless you supply equipment in bedrooms. In normal rentals its usually only communal appliances that are provided but in an HMO there are sometimes things like wall mounted televisions. If that is you then we’re going to need access to every room.

What it costs for HMO PAT testing depends on how many appliances are needed, if they are in bedrooms and what the access situation is.

Is PAT testing a legal requirement for landlords?

The Housing Act 2004 (England and Wales) includes the requirement for a risk assessment for residential rental properties. This requires an assessment of all potential hazards that may be present in a residential property, and ‘to provide a safe and healthy environment for any potential occupiers or visitors’. From an electrical perspective this includes the electrical installation and equipment provided in the property. The condition of associated leads and plugs of equipment should also be taken into account in the assessment, if they are provided as part of the rental property.

Guidance from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) indicates that when accommodation is re-let, the electrical equipment will be classed as being supplied to that tenant for the first time and should therefore be rechecked.

So, before the start of each new let of a residential property the electrical equipment supplied with it (e.g., fridge, washing machine, kettle, TV, etc.) should be PAT tested.

The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 require electrical equipment to be safe when first supplied, e.g. it should carry a genuine “CE” mark. This means it satisfies European safety requirements and so when new, will be safe to use.

These regulations also apply if equipment is supplied as part of a hire agreement, sold second hand and if supplied in the course of business, thus including the safety of electrical equipment that is supplied as part of furnished accommodation (treated as hired/leased).  

The Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 is important for companies that hire or supply equipment as part of a contract for good and services. Within a hire agreement, goods supplied under the contract must be electrically safe for use.

Newcastle City Council says it is a legal requirement that Newcastle Landlords have a property license; the compliance guidance for licensing (March 2020) stipulates that:

  • All electrical appliances are tested on an annual basis and at the commencement of each tenancy.
  • A Portable Appliance Test (PAT) Certificate should be provided to verify this.

The licence holder must ensure that all portable electrical appliances i.e. those items supplied by a plug e.g. kettles, toasters, washing machines, fridges etc provided by the landlord are in a safe condition.

Read the Property Licensing guide to compliance here

The guidance also requires the landlord to provide satisfactory periodic inspection reports for the electrical installation of the property for the license application; the “EICR” should be repeated every 5 years.

Landlords Electrical Certificates

We can also do your Electrical Installation Certificate Report Inspection; possibly not at the same time as different engineers do the two jobs, but we can organise it for you. The EICR is an essential part of a landlords’ Electrical Certificate. More information on the Electrical Installation Certificate Report for Landlords is available here.

For further, impartial advice find information for Landlords on the Landlord Zone website