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.