As a landlord, you have a responsibility to ensure the safety of your tenants in many different aspects, including providing adequate electrical safety measures. The best way to ensure this is by receiving landlords’ electrical certificates in London from a qualified and certified electrician which Lola Electrical can help you with.
Electrical certificates for landlords include an electrical installation condition report and a PAT certificate in some cases. These certificates can certify that the electrical installations and appliances are safe to use by the tenants within your property.
An electrical installation condition report (also known as an electrical certificate) is presented to you after a thorough electrical inspection has taken place on the electrical installations within your London property. This report will look for faults such as:
With new laws coming into effect, every landlord will need to get an electrical installation condition report at least every 5 years. If an electrical accident were to occur and you’re caught with an expired electrical certificate, then you could be held liable for injury claims and insurance companies won’t pay for any property damage.
A PAT Certificate is another of the landlords’ electrical certificates in London that is important to possess. PAT (portable appliance testing) is the process where an electrician will test the portable electrical appliances and equipment that you provide. If they are deemed safe, then you will receive a PAT certificate. If you’re a landlord of a HMO property, you are required by law to get a PAT certificate annually.
It is recommended that you always have a PAT certificate even with a normal rented property as it protects you from any claims that a tenant may make if an injury were to occur from the electrical equipment you supplied.
Find out more about Landlords’ Electrical Certificates in the following areas in London that we service: