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Landlords should ensure that the
electrical installation (fixed wiring, e.t.c) is safe to
use. The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and House in
Multiple Occupation (HMO) regulations ( from April 2006)
requires landlords to ensure the electrical installation
is safe when the tenancy begins, and that it is
maintained in a safe condition throughout that
The only way of ensuring electrical
safety is to have a 'Periodic Inspection and Test' on
the property. The 'Periodic' is comprehensive, detailed and thorough. It is an industry standard - to BS7671 and can be likened to an 'M.O.T' on the electrical installation. Not only will obvious signs of damage be
looked for but all the properties electrical circuits,
including all earth bonding, will be tested using the
latest calibrated equipment. The results are presented in a high quality bound report.
This ensures that if certain electrical
faults develop, the electrical supply will disconnect
automatically within the specified times given in
British Standard 7671, dramatically reducing the risk of
electrocution, injury or fire.
Where a property is not up to standard, Electrotest will be happy to quote for remedial work.
• Dangerous conditions - Remedial action will be discussed at the time of testing, and if possible, rectified immediatley.
In addition, B.S 7671 recommends that
electrical installations are formally inspected and
tested by a competent person on change of occupancy and
undergo a routine inspection every twelve
Landlords who let to
students must provide the relevant college or
universities accommodation office with a copy of the
'Periodic Inspection, Test and Certification'
documentation to be entered on to the establishments
approved accommodation lists and to comply with the
'Code of Best Practice for Student Accommodation'.
If Landlords provide
any electrical appliances (cookers, kettles, toasters,
washing machines, fridges, vacuum cleaners, heaters etc)
as part of the tenancy, the Electrical Equipment
(Safety) Regulations 1994 require them to ensure the
appliances are safe to use when first supplied. Each
time the property is re-let, it will be classed as
supplying to that tenant for the first time. Electrotest
carries out portable appliance testing (PAT) and are
able to issue certificates in accordance with the IEE
Code of Practice.
Electrotest can offer the
landlord a complete fire safety service including the
supply and fit of:
1) Automatic fire detection
systems to Grade D, as defined in B.S.5839, Part 6,
2) Fire blankets to BS EN
3) Water fire
extinguishers, 13A Rating, to B.S.E.N. 3 1996
4) Self closing fire doors,
30 minute rated ( SCFD30S )
Electrotest can arrange
for a Corgi registered engineer to visit you to supply
an annual Landlord Gas Safety certificate.
Please contact Electrotest
to discuss your requirements.
As a member of Trust Mark and NAPIT Electrotests work and dealings with you as a customer will be conducted to the very highest standards. All work is covered by a comprehensive 6 year warranty.
The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers
Richard C.F. Williams (Approved Electrical Inspector)