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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' PAT Testing Certificates can cover any electrical appliance within the home, including:

       Washing machines               Dishwashers

       Fridges  & Freezers              Microwaves

       Kettles                                   Toasters

       Fan heaters                           Lamps

       Vacuum cleaners                  Televisions

       Ovens & Hobs                      Extractor Hoods

 

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

 

What We Offer

Visual Inspection

  • We open all plugs and check correct polarity, good termination of conductors and correct fuse size
  • Check the appliance flexes for damage and correct size
  • Check the appliance casing for damage and correct operation of switches. On microwaves we check that the interlock works by checking that the microwave stops when the door is opened.

Electrical Tests

  • Earth continuity test (class 1 appliances)
  • Insulation resistance test
  • If necessary we may also do other tests such as load or leakage tests if we feel it is appropriate
  • We are also able to isolate and test fixed appliances that are wired into the mains such as cookers, hobs and extractor hoods.

 

Certification

  • Asset List - this lists every item and shows when it was tested and when the next test is due.
  • PAT Certificate - this lists every item and shows exactly what tests were performed, the test results and whether the appliance passed or failed.

Repairs

Although some other companies carry out Landlord PAT Testing not all of them offer to repair items that fail testing. For Landlords we replace plugs and fuses free of charge. Other minor repairs such as repairing damaged flex can be carried out for a small additional charge.

 

Why Choose Us?

 

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

 

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