Electrical Safety Certificates

It is important to ensure that all electrical appliances and fittings within a property are safe and in good working order.

 

Unlike gas regulations, there is no law that says you must have a landlord electrical safety certificate or PAT test. But, should any electrical fittings or appliances within your rental property cause harm to a tenant you could be held liable.

 

You are advised to make visual inspections yourself as a landlord in residential properties (record on a safety checklist) and have periodic checks carried out by a qualified electrician.

 

Although there is no statutory obligation to have an electrical safety certificate or PAT test on your property Trueman Estates would still recommend having them done and are able to arrange this for you.

 

If you decide not to have an electrical safety certificate or PAT test, we recommend that all electrical appliances and fittings be checked before letting the property to ensure that there are no cuts/abrasions to cables, plugs are satisfactory, there are no loose parts or screws, that there are no signs of burning and there is no damage. You are recommended to regularly check them after that.

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