It is a landlords legal duty to ensure that the electrics in a rented property are safe and are maintained throughout the whole tenancy. This includes plugs, light fittings and any internal wiring. Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) may be legally required depending on the type of property that you rent and we offer both PAT Testing as well as Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR).
We have been supporting and working with landlords for many years and have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are able to advise on the regulations and current guidelines.
To discuss a project or to arrange a visit from one of our electricians, please call us on 01243 380079.
Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR)
It is recommended that a rental property has an electrical inspection every three to five years. An EICR is an important document to prove that you as a landlord are taking all steps to ensure the safety of your tenants.
Portable Appliance Testing is recommended annually for all rental properties. If you are a landlord of a HMO (House in Multiple Occupancy) then it is a legal requirement for an annual PAT test.
A visual condition report does not include testing but is often useful before a tenant moves in to ensure the basic condition of the electrics in a property.
Smoke, Heat & Carbon Monoxide Alarms
It is a legal requirement to have at least one smoke alarm installed on each storey of your property and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room containing a solid fuel appliance. We can advise on the most suitable alarms.
Fire Alarm Systems
If your property is a HMO (House in Multiple Occupancy) with three stories or more it is a legal requirement to install an appropriate fire alarm system with a central panel. It is worth considering a system for all rental properties.
Door Access Control & CCTV
We offer installation and maintenance on a range of audio, video and key code entry systems.
What our customers say
Our company has used Express Electrical Services Limited since October 2010. They are completely reliable and trustworthy, being mainly a family run business. We have tried other electricians over the years having been attracted, mistakenly, by lower costs. However, time and time again, this has proven not to be cost-effective because rectifications have ensued. Express Electrical constantly train to maintain competency under the IEE Electrical Wiring Regulations and NICEIC membership. They keep to their appointments and always return keys immediately after the work is complete saving us having to chase around for them. Their approach is always polite and friendly. We wouldn’t consider using any other electrician and hope they continue for many years to come.
Express Electrical Services Ltd have been carrying out contracted electrical works for Jeffries Lettings Agents for the past 10 years, their service is excellent, they are quick to react to emergencies and their quality of work is first class. Their helpful, fully qualified team are a pleasure to deal with. I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone requiring electrical works, in fact they have carried out comprehensive works to my new house, purchased in April 2017.