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Electrical services include:


  • Consumer unit replacements
  • Full and partial rewires
  • Additional sockets
  • Appliance points
  • Earthing and bonding
  • Electric heaters
  • Electrical radiators and towel rails
  • Water heaters
  • Circuit faults and fault finding
  • Testing, inspection and certification
  • Lighting schemes
  • Lighting replacement and repairs
  • Emergency lighting
  • Fuse box replacements
  • Security lighting
  • Low voltage lighting
  • External lights
  • Garden lights
  • Attic lighting
  • Cookers and appliances
  • Immersion heaters
  • Heating controls
  • Electric showers and pumps
  • Electrical design schemes

Intruder Alarms

CCTV

Landlord Certificates

The information

There is an unfortunate grey area when it comes to the legal  obligations of landlords and their concerns in meeting electrical  safety.  However, unlike gas safety certs, although there are no current  statutory laws that state landlords must perform on-going electrical  checks, there are other various statutory regulations under Common Law  that do apply: The Landlord and Tennant Act 1985;The Housing act 2004,  The Electrical Equipment Regulations 1994 / plugs and sockets  regulations 1994. All of which come under the consumer protection act  1987, which sates that there is an obligation for Landlords to ensure  all electrical equipment is safe and that all associated electrical  systems must be installed and maintained correctly.

Failure to provide safely installed equipment, be that fixed or  portable, can lead to prosecution and be seen as a criminal offence.   The possible penalties for non-compliance are as follows.

  • Your property insurance may be invalidated
  • A fine of £5,000 per item not complying
  • Six months imprisonment
  • The tenant may also sue you for civil damages
  • Possible manslaughter charges in the event of death.

Moreover, under building regulations Part P, for the most part,  all new electrical work is covered by a statutory regulation and  therefore, must be installed by a competent person who is deemed capable  of self -notification upon completion.  This means avoid DIY electrical  work and only use a trained Electrician who is registered and can, if  necessary, be held accountable.

Almost all estate agents today will require you to provide an  Electrical Periodic Inspection, before you let you  property.