Landlords and holiday homeowners are required, by law, to carry out certain safety checks to ensure the safety of their tenants. The electrical standards were updated in 2020. To help we have summarised the regulations and your requirements as a Landlord:
These regulations cover landlords’ duties to make sure gas appliances, fittings and flues provided are safe. This regulation states that by law you must:
Landlords must ensure that the gas safety check is carried out by a Gas Safe Registered engineer every 12 months. A record of the safety certificate should be retained for at least 2 years and a copy provided to tenants.
These regulations for landlords are intended to ensure that electrical installations are safe. The new regulations mandate that landlords must:
This must then be carried out by a qualified electrician every 5 years and a copy provided to tenants.
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is an examination of electrical appliances that checks for potential defaults that are not obviously visible. It is recommended but there are no specific requirements, nor does it state how often they should be tested.
Brought in to protect tenants and save lives, these regulations state:
Carshalton Boilers gas and electrical engineers can advise on any remedial work that is required to bring your boiler and/or appliances up to standard. We can complete and issue a gas safety certificate and ‘Landlord Safety Report’ before your property is let. Our electricians can visit your property and test all portable electrical appliances. For gas and electrical safety enquiries please contact us on 020 8395 8060 today.