Whether it is for a residential property, or a commercial building, it is essential to make sure that your electrics are all in good working order.
We are able to provide full Electrical Installation Conditional Reports (EICR) and Periodic Testing. Depending on the use of the electrics, you should ensure the installation is safe and still adequate for your needs.
More information on how regularly you should be testing can be found here.
Any property rented out is required by you insurance company to have an EICR on a regular basis depending on the use of the property. More information can be found here.
Electrical Testing / Landlord Checks
Two main acts of parliament impose a statutory duty on landlords with regards to the safety of electrical equipment. The landlord’s common law, duty of care, the landlord and tenant act 1985 (and other statutory regulations) require electrical equipment to be safe at the start of every tenancy and to be maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy. In addition, electrical hazards are covered by the housing health and safety system under the housing act 2004.
For commercial properties and houses in multiple occupancies (HMO), statutory duty under the regulatory reform fire safety order of 2005 for the responsible person to perform annual fire safety risk assessments including electrical safety risks. Failure to ensure that the electrical system and/or appliances are safe is a criminal offence and may result in a fine of £5000 per item, six months imprisonment – and possible manslaughter charges in the event of death(s). A landlord can also be sued by the tenant for civil damages as well as your property insurance may be invalidated.
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