As a landlord you are responsible for the safely of your tenants.  All wiring, fixings and appliances must be safe from electrical shock and fire.

There are two main Acts of Parliament that impose a statutory duty on landlords

with respect to the safety of electrical equipment:

There are two main Acts of Parliament that impose a statutory duty on landlords
with respect to the safety of electrical equipment:

1. The Consumer Protection Act 1987 landlords electrical testing obligations.

2. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

The Consumer Protection Act affects all persons who let property in the course of
their business because it defines them as “suppliers”, i.e. they are supplying goods.

Failure to comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 and the The Consumer Protection Act 1987 is a criminal offence and may result in:

  • A fine of £5,000 per item not complying
  • Six month’s imprisonment
  • Possible manslaughter charges in the event of deaths
  • The Tenant may also sue you for civil damages
  • Your property insurance may be invalidated

We can conduct a “full condition report” of your properties wiring and equipment ensuring it meets all the standards set by the HSE in the acts detailed above.  Any problems or faults can easily be repaired by us. This will ensure ease of mind your tenants and property are safe.