Electrical Installation Condition Reports are a legal requirement for all rental properties in England as of April 1st 2021.
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Portable Appliance Test (PAT)
Order a portable appliance test online for rental properties nationwide.
- Accredited engineers
- Convienient appointments
- Recommended every 12 months
- Fault find & diagnostic
- Peace of mind
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is a safety check on your property's non-fixed electricals.
As a landlord, you have a duty of care to ensure the electrical appliances you provide are safe for your tenant to use.
We arrange Portable Appliance Testing through a nationwide network of qualified engineers. They will carry out a professional inspection of your appliances and identify any faults or hazards.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, you can. Your electrical engineer will be fully qualified to perform an EICR and Portable Appliance Test. We can arrange an EICR and PAT test within the same visit - saving you time and money.
Portable Appliance Testing is not a legal requirement for landlords in England and Wales, although it recommended every 12 months.
It is a legal requirement in Scotland under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014.
We have partnered with one of the UK’s leading providers of PAT Testing who perform hundreds of electrical tests and inspections every month.
Your PAT test includes testing of up to 10 appliances, but more can be added if required.
As a general rule of thumb, any appliances with an electrical plug that can be moved should be tested. This includes:
- Microwaves and portable grills
- Coffee machines
- Vacuum cleaners
Large white goods, like fridges, freezers and washing machines, may seem like a fixed appliance, but for testing purposes, they are considered portable because they have a plug.
Some items that are fixed to surfaces but have a plug may also require PAT testing, such as heated towel rails.
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