Date:December 21, 2015

Information for Landlords

Are you a private landlord? Legislation may affect your rental property.

Legislation has been introduced to ensure tenants receive safe and secure properties. If you are a private landlord, mandatory tests are required, relating to tenants safety in rented accommodation. These include:

Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
Private landlords are under a general legal duty to ensure that electrical installation in the let property are safe. The Electrical Safety Council recommends that electrical installation in rented dwellings should be checked by a qualified electrician every 5 years and that a visual inspection of electrical sockets and so forth should be undertaken on a change of tenancy.

Hard Wired Smoke Alarms in every public room
The new legislation regarding smoke alarms is as follows: One functioning smoke alarm in the room which is frequently used by the occupants for general daytime living purposes. One functioning smoke alarm in every circulation space, such as hallways and landings. One heat alarm in every kitchen. All alarms should be interlinked.

We are able to carry out the above testing and installations as required.

For more information on the legislation and your responsibilities please visit: https://www.mygov.scot/renting-your-property-out/

A further useful source or information is: http://www.select.org.uk/for-the-public/landlords/

Additionally, we can cater for all aspects of annual checks / certificates for private landlords from ‘Gas Safety Landlord Certificates’ to annual ‘Portable Appliance Testing’ (PAT Testing) of the electrical appliances.

Furthermore, as qualified NICEIC and SELECT contractors and we carry out a wide range of electrical tasks from general repair and maintenance, of domestic and commercial equipment, through to full design and installation.

As qualified contractors we are also able to carry out certification for ‘building warrant’ applications.

All electrical work is carried out to BS7671: 2008 and A3 2015 17th Edition IET regulations.

We also work with several manufacturers as agents to attend repairs under the terms of their warranties.

Contact us today to discuss your requirements.

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