Letting Agents and Landlords Responsibilities for Electrical Safety

Landlord responsibilities electrical safety

Whether you are a Letting Agent responsible for a large number of properties or a private landlord renting only a few properties, then you will understand that you are also responsible for the safety of your tenants in these properties. We’ve already discussed in a previous post about the Electrical Installation Condition Report that is required by landlords.

The Scottish Government website states:-

Electrical Safety

Under the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994, the landlord has a duty to ensure that electrical wiring and any electrical equipment provided for the tenant’s use is safe.  It is recommended that:-

  • Appliances are checked annually – PAT (portable electrical appliances safety test)
  • Wiring should be checked every five years by a qualified electrician

 

In other words, all sockets and light fittings should be safe to use and in good working order.  All appliances that have been supplied must also be completely safe to use eg cookers, electric showers.

Fire Safety

All rented property should have working mains smoke alarms.  The detailed rules about where and how many alarms should be fitted is detailed on the Scottish Government website.

 

How can we help?

Capital City Electrical provide all the electrical services you will need to maintain your properties.  We can undertake and supply:-

  • Electrical Installation Condition Reports
    • Inspection of wiring
    • Checking the safety of the fuse board
    • Checking all electrical installations are earthed.
  • PAT testing
    • Test appliances eg cookers, electric showers, washing machines
  • Smoke alarm testing
  • Maintenance & repairs
    • Call us when your tenant reports a problem with any of their electrics

Please get in touch, to see how we can help you.  We can provide checks and reports as you need them, or contract us to deal with all your properties regularly and we will ensure your annual checks are done on time.  We will also make sure one of our electricians is available to carry out repairs as quickly as possible.

Discuss with us the bespoke service that you require and we will provide an honest, professional and reliable electrical service at a competitive price.

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