An electrical installation condition report will provide a list of recommendations and concerns for the future that arise after taking a look at your electrical installations. Unlike common belief, it is not a certificate to say that your installations are safe for use. But it does certify that you are taking steps to meet your legal requirements as a landlord. Here at K and M Maintenance, we are electrical experts. From installations to repairs, we can tackle any of your electrical issues. As a result, we have produced this guide to electrical installation condition reports.
Homeowners and electrical installation condition reports
Although homeowners do not have a legal obligation to check the condition of the electrical installations in the property, if you are buying a new property, it can be essential for your insurance. In fact, this is one of the most common reasons why we are contacted to perform an electrical installation condition report.
Also, if you are selling a property, it can be a good idea to conduct an electrical installation condition report yourself, so you can price your home accordingly.
Having said that, even if you dont need to buy or sell, checking the suitability and condition of your electrical work is a great idea. Faulty wiring and bad circuits can be incredibly dangerous. Especially as wear and tear of electricals takes a lot less time than you might think, and can put the safety of your family and your property at risk.
As a result, you should consider hiring a professional and registered professional to test your electric systems at least every 5 years.
Landlords and electrical installation condition reports
Unlike homeowners, landlords have a legal obligation to ensure the safety of the electrics within the property. This includes maintaining and testing electrical systems, and conducting an electrical installation condition report every five years, or at every change of occupancy, whichever occurs first. Not only will this meet your legal obligations it will also help keep your tenants and your property safe.
For more information or advice, or to book an electrical condition installation report, get in touch with the experts today, here at K and M Maintenance.