As a landlord, there are specific regulations that one has to follow below letting the property for tenants in the UK. They include broadly gas regulations, electrical regulations, and fire safety. Therefore, it is mandatory that all kinds of safety-related checks are performed before handing over the property to the tenant.
From electrical regulations perspective, the electrical system and all appliances must conform to the requirements of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations and Plugs and Sockets (Safety) Regulations 1994. Though annual inspections are not mandatory, Strawberry Star recommends assessment of the electrical system by qualified assessors to ensure that everything is in order.
It is for the landlord to ensure that the electrical system, such as sockets and light fittings are safe. Likewise, appliances, such as, cookers and kettles have to pass the safety test. If the assessors find fault with any of the electrical systems, then it is the responsibility of the landlord to get it repaired or replaced. The landlord will be responsible for any faulty electrical system if periodical inspections are not conducted as per safety regulations.
Strawberry Star, on behalf of its registered landlords and tenants, recommends that electrical regulations are met through annual inspections. If you are a landlord and keen on understanding more about the electrical regulations, you can connect with our experts by calling any of our London offices.
Your landlord must make sure: the electrical system is safe, eg sockets and light fittings; all appliances they supply are safe, eg cookers and kettles