PAT Testing for landlords and rented property

PAT Testing for landlords and rented property2020-02-17T13:33:27+00:00

PAT Testing for Landlords

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PAT Testing for Landlords: Electrical appliances provided by a landlord as part of a tenancy agreement must maintain safety standards for continued use; the best method for ensuring this to be the case is regular portable appliance testing. 

The service we offer, includes testing not only the appliances fitted with a plug but those where the plug cannot be accessed, such as washing machines, using a method called Point to Point testing. 

We do this because landlords get concerned of damage to flooring from having to pull white goods out from under benches etc. 

In addition to this we also check washing machines, tumble driers and dishwashers against the latest product recall notices, although we do recommend that you register all appliances you provide with a property, so that if any are recalled, you are notified promptly. 

If you want to know what state the property is in, whether the tenant is looking after it, we’re also perfect for that, as tenants tend not to tidy up for us so we see it how it normally is. 

Additionally we can check smoke alarms for you if you need them doing, and can recommend suppliers for fire extinguishers etc. 

We recommend that appliances are tested whenever there is a change in tenant, before the tenant moves in and we will repair plugs and cable, change fuses etc. Then ideally retests should happen every 12 months to keep on top of things, or if you prefer whenever there is a change in tenant, whether sooner or later. If you choose the latter you’ll have to manage our visits. 

If the property is an HMO then you’re going to need regular check ups for your license. 

If this service is of interest to you get in touch with us for a PAT testing quote or to discuss your requirements, from which we can provide you with a suitable price. Our PAT testing for landlords service covers Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Co. Durham including residential lets, students, holiday homes, caravans, etc. 

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.

Get independent advice on electrical safety requirements for landlords from Electrical Safety First

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

PAT Testing for landlords: the dishwasher in this picture was a recalled by manufacturer unit; 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

PAT Testing Rented Property

We carry out PAT testing in rented property for landlords and agents in all areas of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Tyneside areas, plus some other bordering areas. Please note we charge a fixed rate per property, discounted based on block bookings. 

The DRA PAT Testing guarantee for you

If you talk to us about your PAT Testing needs we guarantee that we will help find the best solution for your needs; we will work with you or for you, whichever you require. We guarantee that we will do everything we can to ensure your electrical equipment is safe and maintains safe standards for continued use. We also guarantee that the price we charge will be the best price for the service you’re going to get. Contact me now by:

Richard Ayre, PAT Testing expert
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For further, impartial advice find information for Landlords on the Landlord Zone website

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