Landlords Electrical Certificates

landlords electrical certificates

Attention landlords! New regulations for rented properties.

With effect from 1st October 2015, all tenanted properties must have both smoke and carbon monoxide alarms installed. Both of these are life-saving devices and failure by you to install working alarms carries a penalty of up to £5,000. JHP Electrical offer a full Landlords Electrical Certificates service with a fast response at competitive rates.

Which different types of smoke alarms are there?

Each alarm offers various levels of protection and will have a defined use:
• Battery operated smoke alarms mean you’re reliant on your tenant testing them and changing the batteries as and when required.
• Mains operated need to be installed by a qualified electrician.
• The smoke alarms with built-in lighting are particularly useful for stairways and corridors and will help your tenants to find their way out in the event of a fire.

Where should they be installed?

They should be installed in every room with a solid fuel burning appliance or in a room where a flue runs through or alongside. In most homes, these are likely to be the kitchen and the lounge.
One alarm is unlikely to be considered sufficient, particularly as you need them on every storey in the property. In an ideal world, as a landlord, you should undertake a fire risk assessment to determine the level of coverage for each property you own. At the very least, do seek professional advice on which alarms to use in which rooms.

Which Carbon Monoxide Alarms (also known as CO alarms) are there?

• Battery operated means you’re reliant on your tenant testing them and changing the batteries as and when required.
• Mains operated need to be installed by a qualified electrician.

How can JHP Electrical help you?

We are a family run business, based in Bushey with a team of qualified electricians. We are an Approved member of the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contractors so you can be sure that every job we do is to the highest standards. As qualified local electricians, we can assist you with the installation of the above alarms.

Landlord Certificates

An Electrical Landlord Certificate is an absolute must. If you’re a landlord with a rented property the advice is that testing should be carried out every 5 years or change of use; to ensure the safety of your tenants on an ongoing basis.

Read our Fact Sheet on Landlord Electrical Requirements

You can find more information about electrical landlord certificate in this handy downloadable pdf file from the Electrical Safety Council. Click here

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