There are around 30 deaths and 4,000 accidents annually in the UK involving electrics. If you let property in England & Wales you must ensure that electrical equipment and the electrical system are safe.
It is the duty of every landlord to make sure that the property that they are renting is fit for the purpose for which it is intended. This includes the fixed electrical wiring.
Every landlord should have a Landlord Electrical Safety Certificate for each property they own.
You should ensure that tenants are given copies of operating and safety instructions for ALL supplied electrical equipment in the premises and you should carry out regular checks to ensure tenant safety.
Why are the inspection reports required at each change of tenancy?
This is to verify that the previous tenant has not damaged or changed the electrical system in any way.
The electrical safety certificate ensures that the fixed electrical wiring is in a satisfactory state of repair and is able to remain in service.
If you are unfortunate enough to have a problem of an electrical nature while you property is being rented, you may be liable.
It will be up to you to prove that the electrical installation was fit for service at the time of renting and that the onus of blame lies elsewhere.
Your up to date electrical safety certificate will ensure that you can do this.
A range of safety tests and certificates
Aardee electrical services offer a range of certified test and inspection services suitable for home buyers, landlords and businesses.
- Landlord’s IEE visual Test Inspections
- Landlords Electrical Safety Certificates
- Residential and commercial NICEIC inspections
- Home purchasers Visual Electrical Inspections
If you require any Electrical Safety Certificates or Inspection Reports, please give your local Cardiff Electricians a call on :