Landlords – your electrical safety obligations
It has been found that landlords are exposing themselves to significant financial risks, from fines and invalidated insurance, through not acting on their electrical safety obligations. Landlords are also putting millions of UK private tenants at risk of serious accident or fire. Being a landlord can be extremely stressful, make sure that potentially dangerous electrical faults are not one of your worries. At GREEN EARTH ELECTRICAL we specialise in making your property electrically sound, safe and fit for purpose to put your mind at ease.
Landlords are required by law that the electrical installation in a rented property is safe when tenants move in and maintained in a safe condition throughout its duration, also that a House in Multiple Occupation, has a periodic inspection (EICR) carried out on the property every five years. However, as you may or may not be aware of the ever changing electrical regulations and legislations, it is soon to be agreed that landlords must provide an EICR (electrical installation condition report) for all new tenancies from the 1st July. This applies if you are a private, housing association or council tenant.
Also, by law landlords must provide fire detection equipment for each property and there should be at least: One working smoke or heat alarm in the room which is frequently used by tenants for daytime living purposes, One functioning smoke alarm in every circulation space, such as hallways and landings. This can be hard wired and expires every 10 years. So why not join our portfolio with our forever growing client base who have put their trust into our services.