Lights & Sockets – Electrical Contractors provide Landlords access to qualified and reliable Electricians to carry out inspections to their properties. These inspections are known as ‘Periodic Inspection’ or ‘Electrical Installation Condition Report’.
The inspection will identify
- If any of your electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded
- Anything that is potentially at risk of giving electric shocks
- Any fire hazards
- Any defected electrical work
- Any lack of earthing or bonding
Tests will be carried out on fixed wiring and electrical equipment to ensure that they are safe for your tenants. In addition to this, a schedule of circuits will also be provided, this is invaluable to a property.
Guidance For Landlords
It is important that you are aware of the landlord and Tenant act 1985 which requires:
- That the electrical installation of a rented property is safe when tenants move in and maintained in a safe condition throughout its duration.
- That a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) has a periodic inspection carried out on the property every five years. If your property is not an HMO, you are not legally obliged to do this. However, we recommend that a periodic inspection and test is carried out by a registered electrician on your rental properties at least every five years.
- That any appliance provided is safe and has at least the CE marking (which is the manufacturer’s claim that it meets all the requirements of European law)
- Electrical condition Reports and PAT Testing will help you meet this requirement. It is your responsibility not the tenants to ensure these tests are carried out.
Who should carry out the EICR? And what happens?
Electrical Installation Condition Reports should only be carried out by a fully certified and competent Electrician. They will check the condition of the electrics in accordance to the UK standards for the safety of electrical installations – BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IEE Wiring Regulations).
For Electrical Certificates and PAT testing, a 10% discount will apply to our second job with you
*If you require constant Electrical Maintanance and Electrical Condition Reports.
We can work together to maintain your properties always electrically safe, we will always try to acommodate your timetable and also offer fair prices.
Gas and Landlords
Our Gas Safe Engineers are approved to carry any gas appliances to complete the work for landlords. Our Engineers will every gas appliance to ensure 100% safety.
What We Ensure As Registered Gas Safety Engineers
- Your Safety First
- 24 hours a day Service
- Operate in and Around London
- Your Spend, Your Control
- What We Charge is What We Work
- No hidden Charges
- No Delay From Arranged Time
GAS SAFETY CERTIFICATES
A landlord owner must take concerns on standards of gas appliances every 12 months.
When you’re into a new home, you have to make a complete analysis of all gas appliances available at home. Our Registered Gas Safety Engineers will have a complete inspection on every gas related appliance to understand its current standard. At end of the day, we will give you a proper estimate on every appliance to ensure that whether it provides you with enough safety for long period of time. The full report of the survey will bring into sight of landlords to take it forward.
The survey will make sure that no gas appliance was damaged. In worst cases, our engineers will share the insights of gas appliance standards to landlords and get authorization from them to work on it.
Certification of “Landlord Gas Safety Record Form” will be issued to the tenants after all the surveys and inspection. You must keep a record of the safety check for 2 years
Our Duty In Relation To Gas Safety
Our engineers set up maintenance for all pipework, appliances and flues, which are in use by the tenants
We are competent to work in that specific area of gas appliances.
More importantly, if you suspect a gas appliance with leakage or unsafe, don’t delay to contact our engineers for immediate action.
In such case, please follow Instructions as precautionary measures:
- Open all the doors and windows
- At the meter control valve, Turn off the gas supply (if you know where it is)
For any further clarification/details, feel free to contact us at 0203 793 7869