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Norfolk

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Landlords & Property Maintenance

Whether you are a landlord requiring an electrical safety report or a potential homeowner looking for an electrical pre purchase report, Elecsure can help. We work with many estate agents and property letting agencies, as well as many individual landlords.

All good letting agents will require at least an Periodic Inspection Report and maybe even Portable appliance certificate (PAT) before they agree to rent out your property.

While there is no requirement by law to have the fixed wire electrical system checked for safety, it is good practice and often a requirement for a good property management agency, to provide a Periodic Inspection Report. If the system is safe and in condition it will have Satisfactory Inspection listed on the PIR document. A check every 5 years is generally deemed acceptable.

All properties built since June 1992 are bound by building to have inter-connected mains operated smoke fitted on every level of the property. In older properties this is not a requirement.

However, landlords are well advised to provide at least battery operated smoke alarms as a duty of care. If you fit battery-operated smoke alarms unfortunately, it is the landlord’s responsibility to test them regularly and for the batteries to be changed regularly. This makes installing a mains operated smoke alarm look more attractive and cost efficient in the long term.

The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 and the Plugs and Sockets etc. (Safety) Regulations 1994 stipulate that all electrical equipment in tenanted residential properties must be safe. E.g. Kettles, cookers, microwaves, televisions and washing machines. Technically a PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) procedure should be implemented. This is a test for each appliance to ensure it is safe. A sticker with the pass date is stuck onto it and a record kept.

Click here to download the Electrical Safety Council Guide