Landlords Electrical Certificates are now required by law.
New legislation that was introduced on the 1st June 2020 requires landlords to have the electrical installation in their tenanted properties to be inspected and tested at least every 5 years , and any remedial works carried out within 28 days. That the electrical installation in a rented property is safe when tenants move in and maintained in a safe condition throughout its duration.
What about Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)?
A house in multiple occupation (HMO) is a property rented out by at least 3 people who are not from one ‘household’ (for example a family) but share facilities like the bathroom and kitchen. If an HMO is a tenant’s only or main residence and they pay rent, then these Regulations apply to the HMO.
The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006 previously put specific duties on landlords around electrical safety. This requirement has now been repealed, and HMOs are now covered by the new Electrical Safety Regulations.
How We Can Help
We work with landlords from single lets to large multiple occupation and are able to help plan and give the best advice to make sure you have the correct Landlords Electrical Certificate for your properties and are fully compliant with the regulations.
All advice on Landlords Electrical Certificates is given in jargon-free so you understand the full requirements
What will be inspected and tested?
The ‘fixed’ electrical parts of the property, like the wiring, the socket-outlets (plug sockets), the light fittings and the consumer unit (or fuse box) will be inspected. This will include permanently connected equipment such as showers and extractors.
What About Aplliances
The regulations do not cover appliances. There is a recommendation that where appliances are provided by the landlord it is good practice to carry out PAT Testing and keep a log of these appliances.
Landlords are not responsible for the tenants appliances
Suggested periods allowed between Periodic Inspections:
House of Multiple Occupation – 5 years.
Industrial Installations – 3 years.
Buildings open to the public – 1 year.
External Installations – 3 years.
Caravan Parks – 1 year.
Fire Alarms – 1 year.
Short Term Installations – 3 months.
Site Installations – 3 months.
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All our engineers are fully qualified and won’t try and baffle you with science. For friendly advice or to understand more about the requirements please give us a call today on 01902 214317 or 07973 379850 or alternatively press the Call Back Request button and someone will get back to you.