Why we highly recommend Electrical Safety tests
Landlords have a legally enforceable duty of care to ensure that the wiring and all appliances provided are safe under the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994.
While it is not compulsory, we strongly advise having an Electrical Safety Test called a Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a registered electrician. It is valid for 5 - 10 years
Why do we strongly recommend Electrical Safety tests?
Many landlord insurance policies will only pay out on electrical appliance claims and related accidents if an Electrical Safety test has been done.
Where a property is newly built or renovated with electrical re-wiring an Electrical Installation Certificate will be obtainable from the contractor/builder.
A Periodic Inspection is an inspection on the condition of an existing electrical installation, to identify (in order of priority) any deficiencies against the National Standard, for the safety of electrical installations.
The Inspection should:
The electrician will score recommendations with a Code 1 - 4 with 1 & 2 being serious and urgently requiring remedial work.