Landlords take note. There are significant financial risks for those that don’t follow electrical safety obligations closely enough. Whether that be through incurring fines or invalidating insurance, these risks aren’t worth taking. What is more, if safety guidelines and obligations are not adhered to, landlords are also putting millions of private tenants at risk of injury, or worse, death.
Here is a list of the obligations for electrical safety in rented properties. At Leigh Electrical, we can assist you in fulfilling these obligations and keeping your free from harm.
Your Legal Responsibilities As A Landlord
- Ensure that electrical installations in a rented property are in a safe condition and remain safely installed for the duration of the tenancy.
- Ensure that a HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) has an inspection carried out every five years.
- We recommend that if you carry out a regular inspection even if not legally obliged to do so.
- Ensure that any appliance you provide is safe and as a minimum has the CE marking.
In order to meet these requirements, a landlord will need to carry out regular safety checks. At Leigh Electrical, we perform electrical tests on a regular basis in homes throughout Essex, in towns such as Southend, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Westcliff, Chalkwell and, of course, Leigh on Sea.
We recommend that you use a qualified electrician for any work on your property. As we are a team of NICEIC qualified electricians, we can guarantee that your appliances and installations remain safe for five years. We also recommend that you ensure your property has adequate RCD protection and that all tenants are aware that you carry out regular electrical inspections for their own safety.
Follow these guidelines and you can save money and lives. It is well worth it!