From 1st December 2015, under sections 13(4A) and 19B(4) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, private landlords in Scotland are required by law to ensure that their properties are electrically safe.

This covers:

Any installations in the property for the supply of electricity

Electrical fixtures and fittings

Any appliances provided by the landlord under the tenancy.

Landlords must be able to prove that all of the above are in a reasonable state of repair and in proper working order.

So what do landlords need to do?

Landlords are required to ensure that regular electrical safety inspections are carried out by a competent person, and that anything that fails to pass the inspection is replaced or repaired immediately.

As a minimum, an electrical safety inspection must be carried out:

Before a tenancy starts, and during the tenancy, at intervals of no more than five years from the date of the previous inspection.

A copy of the most recent electrical safety inspection reports must be provided to both new and retained tenants.

The person who conducts the checks must be employed by a firm that is a member of an accredited registration scheme operated by a body recognised by the Scottish Government –that they are registered with NICEIC or a member firm of the Electrical Contractors’ Association of Scotland (SELECT).

As KGESTC Ltd is a member of NICEIC we can assist you in ensuring that your property is fully compliant to the new legislation. We assist numerous Letting Agents and Landlords with their legislative compliance.

The Electrical Installation Condition Report is carried out with PAT Testing included. We also supply and fit interlinked mains wired smoke detectors and heat Detectors as per the regulations for Landlords under legislation.

All reports are provided electronically.

We offer a discount on the testing of multiple properties.

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