Electrical & Safety Regulations

“Landlords have a legal duty to ensure that their rentalproperty, and any electrical equipment provided, is safe before a tenancybegins and throughout its duration.”

Being a landlord can be a very rewardingway of supplementing your income, but you are obligated to meet a number ofhealth and safety criteria, one of the most important being electrical safety.  As a landlord you must ensure you are alwaysfollowing the laws and that all electrical installations and appliances thatyou provide at any properties are safe to use.

Here are some of the legislations youmust follow:

  • All electrical installations, such as sockets and light fittings, are safe when tenants move in and are maintained for the duration of the tenancy.
  • All electrical appliances you provide, such as cookers and washing machines, are safe to use.
  • An inspection and test is carried out every five years if the property with a registered engineer.

Theseare the legal requirement landlords must undertake in ore to ensure all tenantsare safe. However the landlord should carry out basic safety check from time totime to in order to make sure everything is fine.