Information for Landlords

It is the Landlord's responsibility to make sure that the electrical installation and appliances are in good working order during a tenancy.

The law requires that:

  • The electrical installation in a rented property is safe when a tenancy begins and that it is maintained during the tenancy.

  • A House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) has an Electrical Inspection carried out every 5 years.  If your property is not an HMO you are not legally required to do this, however, it is recommended.

  • All appliances are safe and that they have the CE marking.

  • Landlords provide safety certificates for all electrical appliances when requested.

It is recommended that:

  • A visual inspection of the property is carried out between tenancies.

  • Landlords make sure the property has adequate RCD protection.

  • Landlords use a registered electrician for any work on their property.

  • Regular safety checks are carried out on the electrical appliances.

To ensure that Landlords obligations are met we can provide:

  • EICR’s (Electrical Installation Condition Report)

  • PAT testing

  • Smoke tests on alarms