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Landlord Certificates

Landlords have legal obligations when it comes to electrical safety:

The electrical installation in a rented property must be safe when new  tenants move in and it must be maintained in a safe condition throughout the duration of the tenancy.
HMO's, House in Multiple Occupation has to have a periodic inspection carried out on the property every five years. This will highlight any deteriation of the fixed wiring and accessories.

If youlandlord electrical safety certificater rental property is not an HMO, you are not legally obliged to do this. However, it is recommended that you carry out a  periodic inspection and you must make sure that the test is carried out by a registered electrician like Wycombe Electrical Ltd on your rental properties at least every five years to ensure safety compliance and also to protect you as the landlord from any future litigation.
You must ensure that any appliance provided within the property is safe and has at least the CE marking (which is the manufacturer’s claim that it meets all the requirements of European law). if it doesn't then you are taking risks that are simply not worth taking.

In order to meet these requirements you, as landlord will need tocarry out regular basic safety checks on your rental property to ensure that the electrical installation and appliances are safe and working and within current regulations.

We recommend the following

That you carry out a visual inspection of the property between each tenancy.
Ensure that your property has adequate RCD protection. We recommend that every circuit is protected by a 30mA RCD
ALWAYS use a registered electrician for work carried on your property, like Wycombe Electrical Ltd
Carrying out regular PAT testing on the electrical appliances provided as part of the rental agreement

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