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Services

Our electrical services include:

Consumer unit replacements

Full and partial rewires

Additional sockets

Appliance points

Earthing and bonding

Electric heaters

Electrical radiators and towel rails

Water heaters

Circuit faults and fault finding

Testing, inspection and certification

Lighting schemes

Lighting replacement and repairs

Intruder Alarms

Emergency lighting

Fuse box replacements

Security lighting

Low voltage lighting

External lights

Garden lights

Attic lighting

Cookers and appliances

Immersion heaters

Heating controls

Electric showers and pumps

Electrical design schemes

CCTV

Landlord Certificates

There is an unfortunate grey area when it comes to the legal  obligations of landlords and their concerns in meeting electrical  safety.  

 

However, unlike gas safety certs, although there are no current statutory laws that state landlords must perform on-going electrical checks, there are other various statutory regulations under Common Law that do apply:

  • The Landlord and Tennant Act 1985

  • The Housing act 2004

  • The Electrical Equipment Regulations 1994 / plugs and sockets  regulations 1994

 

All of which come under the consumer protection act 1987, which sates that there is an obligation for Landlords to ensure  all electrical equipment is safe and that all associated electrical systems must be installed and maintained correctly.

Failure to provide safely installed equipment, be that fixed or  portable, can lead to prosecution and be seen as a criminal offence. The possible penalties for non-compliance are as follows:

 

  • Your property insurance may be invalidated

  • A fine of £5,000 per item not complying

  • Six months imprisonment

  • The tenant may also sue you for civil damages

  • Possible manslaughter charges in the event of death.

 

Moreover, under building regulations Part P, for the most part, all new electrical work is covered by a statutory regulation and therefore must be installed by a competent person who is deemed capable of self-notification upon completion.

 

This means avoid DIY electrical work and only use a trained Electrician who is registered and can, if necessary, be held accountable.

Almost all estate agents today will require you to provide an Electrical Periodic Inspection before you let your  property.