Landlord Electricians Leicestershire & Warwickshire
Hiskins Electrical Services offers a dedicated, exceptionally reliable service for landlords across Leicestershire & Warwickshire who need emergency repairs, are undertaking refurbishments, seeking insurance compliance or require a testing and inspection service.
Landlord Safety Compliance
To avoid fines, non-compliance with insurance conditions, injury claims or even imprisonment, landlords must adhere to certain obligations when it comes to electrical safety. Whilst there is no law stating that landlords must perform electrical safety checks on an annual basis, there are various regulations that do apply, including the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994, The Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 and the Housing Act 2004.
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) enforces these regulations and it is widely recommended that as a landlord, you have a qualified electrician conduct periodic inspections.
Electrical Testing & Inspection – Fixed Rates for Landlords
Hiskins Electrical Services perform electrical inspecting and testing work to 17th Edition BS7671 Amendment 3, we are also Building Regulations Part P compliant with City & Guilds 2391-52 Qualified. We offer fixed rates for electrical testing work, please see our latest price guide download or call us for a quote.
Emergency Fault Finding & Repair Service
Our qualified, knowledgeable electricians are able to locate and rectify many electrical faults within a very short timeframe so that tenants experience the minimum of disruption. All our engineers are directly employed, CRB-checked, uniformed, courteous and carry compeny identification. We turn up on time and offer highly competitive, excellent value rates.
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If you are in need of advice, whether on a repair, an installation or the electrical aspects of a property refurbishment, whether single or multiple properties, then don’t hesitate to contact us. We operate throughout Leicestershire and Warwickshire and surrounding areas and offer a rapid response in any emergency 24/7 as well as a thorough yet affordable testing and inspection service tailored to landlords.
To find out more or book an appointment for a no-obligation estimate or discussion about how we can help you, please get in touch.
Landlords – are you ready for new electrical safety laws in that will start this year?
Landlords must ensure the electrical safety of tenanted properties before the likely introduction of new legislation this year.
The government’s recent white paper on housing outlines its intention to tackle the issue of electrical safety in rented properties and to raise standards throughout the sector.
So although the exact details are yet to be released, we believe that all tenanted properties will soon be required to have an electrical installation condition check, while all electrical appliances will have to undergo a PAT test.
We anticipate that, from April 2018, all properties placed on the lettings market will need evidence that they meet the latest electrical safety standards and that all appliances are safe.
There has not yet been any indication of what the penalties may be for those landlords who do not comply, but the only way to avoid them is to guarantee the electrical safety of a property before it is let.”
Electrical safety checks and PAT tests can only be carried out by qualified electricians, who will compile a report and may also be required to carry out any repairs or maintenance work.
When this legislation is implemented, qualified electricians will be at a premium as landlords across the county respond by having the relevant checks completed.
To avoid the possibility of a void period being caused by a delay in waiting for an electrician to find the time to assess a property, landlords should act now and ensure their properties meet the required standards well in advance of the rules being introduced.
“One way to ensure a tenanted property meets the electrical safety requirements – as well as all relevant legislation – is to work with a professional and reputable electrical firm such as Hiskins Electrical Service.
For more information on how we can help contact us today.