Electrical Installation Condition Reports are recommended every 5 years and are legally required for new tenancies in England as of 1st July 2020.
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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 Test (PAT test) for landlord rental property carried out by our nationwide electrical engineers to ensure that electrical appliances are safe to use.
If you are renting out a property in the UK, one of the most important legal obligations of a landlord is to ensure that the property being let is safe to occupy. As a result, health and safety regulations require that electrical appliances are safe and would not cause harm to any tenant using them.
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 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Electricity at Work Act 1990 are often quoted as the reason that PAT inspections are carried out but in reality neither act specifically detail PAT inspections as a legal obligation. Nevertheless, the safety of your tenants is a legal concern and to ensure such appliances are safe, these tests are a sure way to prove you have kept their safety a priority.
This PAT Testing Service covers up to 50 household appliances in any one property. We have partnered with one of the UK’s leading providers of PAT Testing who perform hundreds of tests every month in addition to Fixed Wire Testing for private landlords. As we are an introducer of a large number of Landlords to our partner suppliers, we have been able to negotiate competitive pricing for our Landlords across the country.
PAT Testing should only be done by a competent person with either official qualifications or comprehensive PAT Test training. Technicians will firstly undertake a visual check and depending on the appliance, may carry out a number of other detailed checks and tests to ensure the appliance is safe to use. Once completed, evidence of testing is clearly visible in the form of "passed", "tested for electrical safety" labels affixed to various parts of the electrical equipment.
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