16th November 2015
If you’re a landlord, or you’re thinking of investing in a buy-to-let property, it’s important to be aware of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 which requires that the electrical installation in a property is:
1) Safe when the tenancy begins
2) Maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy
You should also note that the act makes it an implied term of every tenancy that the landlord will keep in repair and proper working order the electrical installations in the dwelling. The landlord cannot make the tenant responsible for these repairs.
As Mark Smith, owner of MS Electrical Services, observes, it’s important to choose the right supplier when tenants’ lives are concerned. “To ensure that the requirements of the Landlord and Tenant Act are met, it’s vital that landlords commission a full electrical inspection and test. Not only that, it’s crucial that the testing is completed by an NICEIC-approved electrician at least every five years or at each change of occupancy. The landlord or the electrical supplier should also be making additional visual checks of the electrics on a regular basis. As one of the leading electrical safety testing companies offering PAT testing and fixed wire testing in Cambridge, we are perfectly positioned to help Cambridge landlords meet their responsibilities to their tenants.”
Contact us today to discuss how we can keep electrical safety in check in the properties you’re letting.
We have been extremely pleased with the service provided by MS Electrical. In all our dealings with them they have proven to be efficient, reliable and a pleasure to deal with. We would not hesitate to recommend their services.
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