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Reliable, efficient, Landlord PAT Testing
service in Newcastle
 and the North East 

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Richard Ayre, Newcastle based pat testing expert

Looking for a reliable PAT testing company in Newcastle or the North East?

  • FAST efficient testing with minimal disruption to your workplace or home
  • Pre-printed labels and full itemised report with the certificate (unlike others!)
  • Same price to test 110v and 230v equipment, with NO hidden charges
  • Repairs and replacement parts included in the price
  • Messy cables tidied and re-organised as we go
  • Fixed prices to reduce the chance of invoices being higher than quotes
  • Free guidance on retest periods and complimentary ongoing support
  • Over 10 years domestic, commercial and industrial PAT Testing experience
  • PAT Testing & Electrical Condition Report Bundle Deals (Save £s)
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Reliable, efficient, expert PAT Testing for landlords

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PAT testing for Landlords

Landlords PAT testing is a best practice process; there is no official legal requirement to do it, but it makes a lot of sense if you do. For example, if an appliance develops a fault and the tenant gets a shock, an investigation will want to know if you have done “everything reasonably practicable” to ensure the tenant was safe. 

A PAT test Certificate would show that testing has been carried out, and the appliance was deemed safe, so you did do what you needed to. 

In some areas, such as in Newcastle upon Tyne, the council requires landlords to PAT test electrical appliances, and it is a requirement of HMO licences.

The UK Gov website confirms that it is a landlords responsibility to “make sure the electrical system is safe (for example sockets and light fittings)
and that all appliances they supply are safe (for example cookers and kettles).”

We are able to test both the portable appliances and the integrated equipment such as white goods and cookers; where-as some PAT testers with less electrical training cannot; so you get a higher standard of service. 

We are DBS and Police checked, so you can leave us to deal with your tenant directly, give us keys etc to save you the bother. 

ALL minor repairs (such as replacing defective plugs and fuses) will be fixed on the spot and FREE of charge. 


Always had excellent service from Richard, he’s looked after our rental properties for years now, and always turns up on time and does a great job. Highly recommend him!

Landlord of multiple properties, Newcastle


We manage over 100 rental properties in Newcastle upon Tyne; DRA PAT testing have managed the appliances in them for years now and always do a great job. We trust them with keys and feedback from tenants is always really good. 

Lettings Agency, Newcastle 

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Get a full PAT Test Certificate (results as well as labels) with minimal disruption to your tenants

PAT, or Portable Appliance Testing is a routine safety inspection of electrical appliances (fitted with a plug) to make sure they meet legal electrical safety requirements. DRA PAT Testing carry out PAT testing in Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Durham, Sunderland, Northumberland and all surrounding areas in workplaces and homes.

We have over 500 regular clients and more 5-Star reviews on Google than any other local PAT testing company because we actually care about your safety – for us the importance of our work is to give you peace of mind that your equipment is safe; not how many stickers we can put on. 

We promise you that we will carry out repairs to ensure your equipment is safe, and provide you with a fully itemised PAT Test Certificate to ensure you comply with the regulations. We will do this at a time that is convenient to you (we operate 24/7) within minimal disruption to your business or home. 

We do all this at affordable, competitive PAT testing prices usually at a fixed rate so there are no shocks when the invoice comes in. 

We are also able to offer electrical testing for fixed appliances and your main wiring installation as required for your Landlords Certificate.

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What our clients say


These guys were recommended to us and they came in recently to do the PAT Testing. The service was first class and report very professionally presented in an easy to understand format. It is rare I give 5 stars in a review however in this case it is thoroughly deserved and would recommend DRA PAT Testing Limited to any organisation 

Dacon Fabrication, Gateshead


Excellent, friendly and efficient service. We have a lot of staff that work flexibly and Richard was happy to pop back at a later date to test their equipment which we hadn’t initially mentioned. Would recommend DRA to any organisation that needs appliance testing carried out. 

Jackson Hogg Recruitment, Newcastle

PAT testing in rental properties

Our landlords PAT testing service is an ‘all in service’ whereby the price we quote you is fixed and includes FREE repairs to the existing plug and flexible cable, replacement plugs and fuses, etc. 

Our professional, reliable PAT testing service is carried out by experienced engineers who have been checked by CHAS, and DBS. We use the quickest industry leading, data storing machines available to ensure the service you get and the report you receive is the best possible. All our records are securely stored and can be re-issued to you for free if you lose your copy. 

Our service is carried out efficiently, quickly and using tried and tested methods that guarantee minimal disruption to your tenants. 

We carry out a through formal visual inspection on EVERY appliance, as well as carrying out our tests; many cheap PAT testing companies skip the visual inspection (which is actually the most important part) to save time. 

Minor repairs, replacement plugs and fuses are fixed automatically, FREE of charge. 

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What our clients say


We are very impressed with your service, everything very professional and as you promised. As a small business we find it hard to find reliable companies to deal with, it makes a refreshing change to come across a company with similar ideals to us  – a fair job at a fair price with pleasant employees and proper paperwork!

The Premier Plating Company, Newcastle 

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PAT testing Frequency for Landlords

There is quite surprisingly still no clear guidance or regulations for maintaining safe electrical equipment in rental properties in England, so it will come as no surprise that there is no fixed requirement for pat testing frequency for landlords. 

How often a landlord should get equipment tested is actually down to a risk assessment just like in any other business environment. 

What the landlord must take into account is how likely is the user to damage the appliance, and are they likely to report and stop using it if a fault develops. 

It is widely accepted that appliances must be inspected or tested often enough to ensure they remain safe to use; some say this should be every year and others suggest every time the tenant changes should be sufficient. We leave it up to you but send reminders annually just in case. 

We always recommend you check what requirements your insurance company has for your policy. 

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What our clients say


We are very impressed with your service, everything very professional and as you promised. As a small business we find it hard to find reliable companies to deal with, it makes a refreshing change to come across a company with similar ideals to us  – a fair job at a fair price with pleasant employees and proper paperwork!

The Premier Plating Company, Newcastle 

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The cost of PAT testing for Landlords

For PAT testing in rental properties we think the best way to price the job is on a per property basis, or based on time, so we have a choice for you. 

You can pay us a per property fee or a per hour fee; if you have us testing a number of properties back to back then we definitely recommend the hourly rate. 

Price per property: including up 20 items £45.00 (or discounted to £30.00 if you have less than 5 appliances to test)

Price per hour: £45.00 for the first hour, followed by each additional hour at £37.50

All prices are plus VAT. 

Price example: If you book us to test 3 properties back to back, and each has a cooker, washing machine, fridge freezer and microwave oven with no other appliances provided it will cost you £30.00 for each property (£90.00 in total). We’ll need about 20 minutes inside each property, how far is the travel between each? Lets say 10 minutes as most landlords have their properties near each other. So that means we can do 2 properties in an hour. If we charge you for 2 hours the total fee will be £82.50 so you have saved money. 

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What our clients say


Searched high and low for a professional pat testing engineer that would not let me down.
First pat testing carried out, nothing was too much bother, repaired damaged wire (cut and new plug) at no extra cost. He is certainly on my list and will use him for all my pat testing in future

Landlord, Gateshead

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Our clients include

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Why Choose DRA PAT Testing?

We are an experienced local electrical testing company that specialises in inspecting, testing and maintaining safe electrical equipment. Our expertise ensures you get the best possible service every time.

There are no hidden charges, all of these come free and our service is recommended because it is simple but well managed.   

✅ Complimentary site survey if needed
✅ Free remedial repairs to the plug and cable
✅ Free replacement plugs and fuses
✅ Cable management (tidying & optimal plugging)
✅ Risk-based retest period guidance
✅ Ongoing improving safety support
✅ PAT Test Certificate Report with results by PDF
✅ Automatic reminders for retests
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We cover all areas of the North East of England including Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Co. Durham and North Yorkshire

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FAQs about PAT testing rental properties

Do we have to do PAT testing in HMO properties?

PAT testing in HMO properties is a little bit different in that usually for a license the local authority will require up to date PAT testing certificates. Usually renewed on an annual basis. You’ll need to get the equipment you supply as part of the tenancy tested, usually including anything communal. As an example Newcastle City Council require annual PAT testing to be carried out for their license applications. 

PAT Testing for Landlords

Safety Notice

PAT Testing for landlords: this dishwasher had been recalled but the landlord wasn't aware

The dishwasher in this picture was a recalled by manufacturer; it was in a property owned by a landlord, rented out. The landlord was not aware that the dishwasher had been recalled and before this incident we had done no work for this landlord.

Luckily the tenant was at home when this happened, and was able to put out the fire; otherwise the situation could have been much worse. 

Don’t take chances with your property or tenants – register all appliances you provide. 

How often is PAT testing required for Landlords

In England there is currently no fixed legislation to enforce how often PAT testing is required for landlords, but it is recommended that equipment be tested when the tenancy changes, and in the mean time the landlord if competent, or another competent person can inspect appliances. 

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

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