Electrical Checks

This entry is part 5 of 22 in the series Granting an Assured Shorthold TenancyMains Installation Testing Where the property being let is a house in multiple occupation (HMO), it is a legal requirement to have the mains electrics tested at least every five years. This...

Electrical Safety in Rented Homes

Electrical Safety in Rented Homes Landlords are required by law to ensure: That the electrical installation in a rented property is safe when tenants move in and maintained in a safe condition throughout its duration. That a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) has a...

Electrical Safety – Periodic Inspections

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Electrical SafetyDefinitions In this article, “fixed electrical installation” means: the hard wiring in the building so: cables, consumer unit, socket outlets etc. “PAT” means “portable appliance test” and means the testing of...

Electrical Safety – Legislation Overview

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Electrical SafetyElectrical legislation in relation to residential lettings is complex and often misunderstood. Unfortunately, it’s not like gas safety which has a simple piece of legislation outlining landlords duties....

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