Electrical Property Maintenance Services                                                        in East Sussex....

Whether you let out one property or have a business of renting out homes to families, peace of mind of those peoples' safety whilst living in your accommodation is a top priority.

We can help give you this with our electrical maintenance service within the East Sussex area.

 

As we all know, there are strict rules and regulations on letting a property which are becoming even more

demanding on landlords.

The Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 is the main legislation that has to be abided by in England and Wales to help maintain a suitable level of safety for the tenants who will be renting a home which needs to be fit for people to live in at the beginning and during the tenancy.

Landlords are required by law to ensure:

  • That the electrical installation in 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).

To meet these requirements a landlord will need to regularly carry out basic safety checks to ensure that the electrical installation and appliances are safe and working.

 

Recommendations:

  • That a visual inspection of the property is conducted between tenancies – this can be done by an electrician or even by the landlord/managing agent following a safety checklist (see below)
  • Making sure that your property has adequate RCD protection
  • Using a registered electrician for any work on your property
  • Carrying out regular safety checks on the electrical appliances provided as part of the rental agreement
Landlords Interim Checklist
A checklist to helping you visually check electrical safety within your rented property
Landlords-Interim-Checklist.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [213.3 KB]

We can help with the electrical side of this regulation by providing a maintenance service on all types of rented accommodation. This can include:-

  • Testing and Inspection
  • Repairs of electrical installations and accessories
  • PAT Testing
  • Common area lighting maintenance
  • Emergency Lighting Maintenance/reports/log books
  • Fire safety
  • Energy efficiency in common areas
  • Security systems
  • Door entry systems

We offer free quotes to all our customers with no obligation

The list can go on, but do give us a call should you require assistance on rented accommodation electrical maintenance.

Landlords guide for England & Wales
Landlords guide for England and Wales as written by Electrical Safety First
Landlords-Guides-England_Wales.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [745.9 KB]

We work closely with local letting agents in the Eastbourne area providing a complete service for their landlords should they require us

 

 

“ Fantastic! We use Slade Coleman Electrical for all electrical work at Masonbryant, many of our clients use them too, they are reliable, affordable and professional at all times” – Mrs K Smith

If you are a landlord or letting agent requiring electrical property maintenance within East Sussex, please do get in contact here and we will see what we can do for you!

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