Contact us now: 01462 757326 Email: info@hcesafety.co.uk
Contact us now: 01462 757326   Email: info@hcesafety.co.uk

Landlord PAT Testing

Residential lettings are an extremely popular investment and in the UK the lettings market is growing more and more every year. Anyone who lets residential accommodation (such as houses, flats and bedsits,multiple occupancy houses,  holiday homes, caravans and boats) as a business activity is required by law to ensure the equipment they supply as part of the tenancy is safe.

 

The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 requires that all mains electrical equipment (cookers, washing machines, kettles, etc), new or second-hand, supplied with the accommodation must be safe. Landlords therefore need to regularly maintain the electrical equipment they supply to ensure it is safe.

 

It is strongly advisable to have the equipment checked before the start of each let. It would be good practice to have the equipment checked at regular intervals thereafter. You should obtain and retain test reports detailing the equipment, the tests carried out and the results.

 

 

 

What equipment might need to be checked?

 

Landlords' Electrical Certificates can cover any electrical appliance within the home, including:

  • Washing machines
  • Dishwashers
  • Fridges
  • Microwaves
  • Kettles
  • Toasters
  • Fan heaters
  • Lamps
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • TVs

Failure to provide safely installed and maintained electrical appliances can lead to prosecution as it is a criminal offence. Possibly penalties for failing to comply are as follows


•  Your property insurance may be invalidated
•  A fine of £5,000 per item not complying
•  Six month’s imprisonment
•  The Tenant may also sue you for civil damages
•  Possible manslaughter charges in the event of deaths

 

 

Why Choose Us?

 

  • 110v, 240v & 415v Appliance Testing
  • City & Guilds Qualified
  • Full Public Liability Insurance
  • Attentive Service
  • Plug & Fuse Replacement Available
  • 7 Day Service

 

Our business hours

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09:00  - 05:30 

Sat, Sun :

10:00  - 04:00 

Tel: 01462 757326


E-mail: info@hcesafety.co.uk

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