Portable Appliance Test (PAT test) for landlord rental property carried out by our nationwide electrical engineers to ensure that electrical appliances are safe to use.
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Electrical Installation Condition Report
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Electrical safety inspections are a mandatory requirement in England as of April 1st 2020. Private landlords are required to carry out an Electrical Installation Condition Report on their rental property every 5 years.
Landlords letting property in the UK have a legal obligation to ensure that the property being let is safe to occupy. As such, ensuring the electrics in the property are not damaged or worn out, through wear and tear, is an important aspect in landlord electrical safety.
Through our network of competent electrical engineers, we will arrange for an Electrical Installation Condition Report or EICR to be carried out at your rental property.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, as the inspector will have qualifications to carry out both, we can arrange for these to be done at one visit and normally saving on extra call out charges.
The Regulations do not cover electrical appliances, only the fixed electrical installations. A portable appliance test (PAT) should be carried out by the Landlord on any electrical appliances that belong to the Landlord and tenants are responsible for making sure that any of their own electrical appliances are safe.
The inspection will find out if any electrical installations are overloaded, there are any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards, any defective electrical work, there is a lack of earthing or bonding.
The ‘fixed’ electrical parts of the property, like the wiring, the socket-outlets (plug sockets), the light fittings and the consumer unit (or fuse box) will be inspected. This will include permanently connected equipment such as showers and extractors.
The inspection will:
- uncover any potential safety risks such loose wiring
- show if any of the electrical circuits or equipment maybe overloaded
- reveal any substandard electrical work to any repairs
- check the serviceability of equipment
- determine the extent of any wear and tear and damage over time
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