PAT Testing for landlords and the rental sector

PAT Testing for landlords and the rental sector2019-04-06T20:11:52+00:00

Keeping up to date with all the rules and regulations for landlords is stressful task but where electrical safety is concerned it couldn’t be simpler… 

Electrical systems are safe when managed, but when not, they will deteriorate and that is when accidents occur. 

The fixed wiring system requires an inspection every 5 years, but appliances which can be damaged much more easily require more regular attention. 

Appliances should be inspected and tested at the start of every tenancy, so you and the tenant know they are safe, and then they should be checked at regular intervals (usually every year) thereafter. 

Portable appliances in a property usually include the likes of fridge freezers, washing machines, microwaves, kettles, televisions, etc. 

DRA PAT Testing Limited provide fixed rate PAT testing for landlords and lettings agents for the appliances provided with rented property.

We will test all appliances that you provide with the property, although we recommend you don’t supply too many, as the more appliances provided the higher the risk of an accident occurring. 

We will carry out repairs to the existing plug and cable if needed, and also check appliances such as fridges and washing machines against the latest product recall notices. 

Landlords are exposing themselves to significant financial risks, from fines and invalidated insurance, through not acting on their electrical safety obligations.

Landlords are required by law to:

  • ensure that the electrical installation in a rented property is safe when tenants move in and maintained in a safe condition throughout its duration (including appliances)
  • ensure that a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) has a periodic inspection carried out on the property every five years. 
  • ensure that any appliances provided are safe and have CE marking 

To meet these requirements landlords will need to carry out regular safety checks to ensure the electrical installation and appliances are safe and working.

**Special offer – If you book us to test more than one property in sequence we will charge you just £30.00 per property, including up to 20 items

PAT Testing Pricing

For appliances with standard UK plugs

We charge £30.00 for up to 10 items then only £1.00 per additional item 

For appliances with industrial plugs, eg 16 amp +, 110 volt, three-phase, etc. contact us for a price

All prices include:

  • Full inspection and test of each appliance, per item

  • Comprehensive, itemised PDF report including test results

  • PDF PAT Testing Certificate

  • Thermal images of server systems that can’t be turned off

  • Faulty / Failed appliance report

  • No charge for minor repairs

  • No charge for replacement plugs

  • No charge for replacement fuses

We provide Portable Appliance Testing throughout the whole of Tyne and Wear including Newcastle upon Tyne, Jesmond, Gosforth, Heaton, Wallsend, North Shields, South Shields, Tynemouth, Whitley Bay, Monkseaton, Cullercoats, Seaton Deleval, Cramlington, Gateshead, Jarrow, Blaydon, Hebburn, the Boldons, Washington, Sunderland, Ryhope, Hetton le Hole, Houghton le Spring, Whickham, Ryton, Birtley, Killingworth, Backworth, Cleadon, Felling, Shiremoor, Longbenton and Seaham. 

We will also travel throughout Northumberland and Co Durham – contact us for a price.