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Landlords Electrical Certificate Cardiff

Enquiries from landlords welcome.  We can provide a full electrical service to meet your requirements, including Electrical Installation Condition Reports, portable appliance testing, and all maintenance and repairs for premises located throughout Cardiff and South Wales.

The purpose of an Electrical Installation Condition Report, sometimes called a “landlord electrical safety certificate”, is to assess the condition of an existing electrical installation. It is a very useful way for a new or prospective landlord to assess the condition of the property’s electrical system. The result is usually an investigation, of defined scope (either full test or sample test), followed by issue of a certificate including relevant test results and recommendations to remedy problems.

The Electrical Safety Council has recently published a Landlord’s Guide to Electrical Safety.

There is a distinction so far as electrical safety is concerned between the fixed installations (i.e. wiring circuits, switches, sockets, light fittings and circuit boards on the one hand and appliances which can be plugged in and which will often be portable (e.g. refrigerators, electric cookers, kettles, toasters etc. on the other).

With rented residential accommodation it is the Landlord’s responsibility to ensure that the electrical installation and appliances provided by the landlord are safe when the tenancy begins and are in proper working order throughout the tenancy. At the start of the tenancy and throughout both must be free of risk of injury to tenants and residents. The local authority can take action to enforce electrical safety in residential accommodation under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).