The landlords and tenants act of 1985 states that all electrical installations in a rented property must adhere to the following standards:
Safe when a tenancy begins
Maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy
The landlords and tenant act 1985 makes it an implied term of every tenancy that the landlord will keep the structure and exterior of the property in repair and in proper working order of the installations in the place of residence or property.
The landlord cannot make the tenant responsible for these repairs. It is the landlord’s responsibility that the requirements mentioned above are met on a continuous basis.
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 states that:
All systems shall at all times be of such construction as to prevent, so far as reasonably practical, such as danger.
As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, such as danger.
System means an electrical system in which all the electrical equipment is, or may be, electrically connected to a common source of electrical energy and includes such source and such equipment.
All councils and most good estate agents require a landlord’s certification before they take on a property. When tenants move out of a property, the Landlord certification runs out automatically and they are obliged to have a re-inspection and test all of the electrical installation before any new tenants move in.
Sometimes under inspection we have to remove spotlights, lights and socket outlets that have not been undone or moved in many years. This may cause paint to chip or crack in some cases.
Once an installation has been passed, it does not mean that it is fault-proof or that nothing will go wrong with the installation electrically within the required re-test time. This test simply verifies that at the time of inspection and test it was safe. It is therefore the customers responsibility to rectify any faults that may occur in the near future.
We do not give out certifications just for the sake of giving them out. We will only give a Safety Certification once it passes. Fail or pass, we charge the agreed price.
Eight circuits is general for a standard home, this means that we will choose certain circuits to test.
This does not mean that all circuits will be tested, but only the ones the engineer decides to test.
We charge £25 per circuit after the initial eight 8 circuits, this is only for domestic premises.
Fault finding and installation are not the same, therefore separate charges will be incurred.
We have a 24 hour emergency call our service that can be reached by using a toll free number, 0800 652 6877.
Areas we serve in as professional electricians:
Raynes Park, Wimbledon, Surbiton, Kingston, New Malden, Clapham, Esher, Epsom, Ewell, Merton, Mitcham, Morden, Sutton, Molesey, Worcester Park, Chessington, Ashtead, Banstead, Claygate and Cobham.