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It is now a government requirement to have an up-to-date, satisfactory Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) on all tenanted properties. This responsibility falls to the landlord to ensure the safety of their tenants.
EICR for landlords
Government regulations require that landlords of the private rented sector in England have Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) every five years. As a landlord, you will be responsible for safeguarding your tenants from electrical installations in all of your rented properties. When a new tenant moves into the property, an EICR is required beforehand and then on an ongoing basis. Mandatory electrical inspections will need to be carried out by qualified and competent electricians who have experience working with electrics.
Heath Electrical Services will offer you free impartial advice and can even check whether your property has any existing certification in place. As NICEIC contractors, we’ll complete safe, compliant and protected work on your premises. We’ll send helpful digital reminders in relation to any required re-test to help you stay organised and efficient. Book your EICR for landlords in Milton Keynes online or over the phone.
PAT testing for landlords
While it is not a legal requirement to have PAT testing for landlords, it is considered best practice to have annual PAT testing on all appliances within your rented property. The government states that all rented properties must have a safe electrical system, and all appliances supplied by the landlord must be safe. However, some local councils will enforce PAT testing for rented properties. For example, PAT testing for landlords in Milton Keynes is required once a year if stated in the rental agreement that regular testing will be carried out.
Having annual PAT testing helps you to meet your duty of care to tenants by minimising potential hazards. These tests can be carried out on all portable appliances, such as microwaves, toasters, kettles/coffee machines, televisions, lamps and more.
Download the informative Technical Bulletin for full details on your requirements as a landlord.
Landlord fire alarm testing
Private rented sector landlords are required to ensure at least one smoke alarm is installed on every storey of their rental property which is used wholly or partly as living accommodation. Interlinked alarms provide the safest options providing wider coverage compared to stand-alone alarms; these can be hardwired or radio connected.
For even more protection a fire alarm system may be installed which will sound an alarm across the property when triggered. Full landlord fire alarm testing in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas should be completed every 12 months, and the tests should be carried out by competent and qualified electricians.
Emergency home lighting
Emergency lighting comes on in emergency situations when the power is cut. House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) require emergency lighting in all communal areas. Emergency lighting should also be installed on every fire escape pointing towards the exit. Your emergency home lighting in Milton Keynes needs to be tested yearly to ensure that the lighting works in the event of an emergency. To test your emergency lighting, the light needs to be forced to run on battery power for a minimum of three hours.
After your first emergency home lighting test or installation, you will receive helpful digital reminders for your re-test. It is important to book this annual re-test with our qualified, NICEIC accredited team to provide a safe property for your tenants and minimise hazards during an emergency.
What is an Electrical Installation Condition Report?
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