Here at K and M Maintenance, we are Preston’s leading electrical professionals. No matter your electrical issue, large or small, we have you covered. But what kind of regulations and obligations do Landlords have when it comes to electricals? And how can they meet these regulations. Well residential electricals are a big part of our field of expertise, and this includes Landlord responsibilities. As a result, we have produced this guide to electrical regulations for landlords.
What responsibilities does a landlord have?
Landlords have a range of responsibilities and obligations. When it comes to electricals, these regulations include:
- ensuring all electrical installations are safely installed by a registered, professional electrician, before a tenant moves in
- ensuring that all the electrical equipment remains in good working order, and is safe for tenants to use throughout their rental period. This means following effective electrical maintenance procedures.
- making sure that the property is inspected. For homes with multiple occupancy, this must be for every five years. For other properties this is just good practice and not a legal requirement.
- ensuring that all provided electrical appliances are safe and comply with European Law. This is indicated by the CE marking.
How can Landlords meet these electrical regulations?
As a Landlord, these regulations may seem daunting. However, by working with a registered, professional and qualified electrician, a landlord can easily meet these obligations. Basic safety checks can be completed on all installations and appliances in a regular basis, so your tenants will be safe, and you dont have to worry.
In addition, these checks will be recorded to provide written evidence that your electrical obligations have been implemented. .
Finally, PAT testing all appliances can easily ensure that there will be evidence documenting the measures in place to secure electrical safety.
For more information or advice about electrical regulations for landlords, get in touch with the experts today, here at K and M Maintenance.