Periodic Electrical Testing on Domestic Rented Property

Calling all Landlords    

 

It has been highlighted recently and causing serious concerns amongst electrical contractors over the safety of domestic electrical installations

 

Prompting calls from communities and local government for regular electrical safety inspections in rented properties

 

This is causing a real concern as electrical accidents cause more than 350,000 serious injuries each year and causes more than half of all accidental house fires.

 

However, tenants are most at risk – they are more likely to experience a serious electric shock than home owners and more likely to experience a house fire  there is concerned that unless landlords take action, the situation will further deteriorate.

 

The problem arises from a lack of understanding over who is responsible for the electrical safety of a private rented property.

 

Ideally your properties should be checked every 5 years or on change of tenant.

 

Most properties have wiring over 20 years out of date

 

If this sounds like your property and you have concerns about your tenant’s safety

 

Contact one of our dedicated team today on 01226 296425  or contact us on line here to discuss and arrange to have your property tested