Landlords: You're responsible for your tenant's electrical safety in Billingshurst - don't be prosecuted
Are you a Landlord without an up-to-date Electrical Installation Condition Report or PAT Test certificate? Secure one today.
Death and injury from electrical faults are increasing statistically. The team at Pro Electrical can help homes and commercial properties put a stop to this. Tenants must report electrical problems as soon as they appear. However, landlords have a duty to ensure periodic inspections, safety of appliances and correct electrical installation,. You must ensure you use a registered electrician as although some may offer cheap services, they are never usually reliable. However our electrical engineers are Part P certified, meaning that all work done is certificated as safe.
By law, all landlords must be able to prove that all electrical installation work meets Part P to avoid prosecution. Once we’ve completed work and have submitted it for control, we will arrange for you to receive a certificate that confirms that the work meets Building Regulations. Your could potentially risk death or injury living in an unsuspecting dangerous home - especially when using appliances without a CE marking and electrical products that haven’t been properly installed. To ensure safety of products and installations, a professional service from Pro Electrical will help. Would you rather pay for a trustworthy service, or risk receiving the penalty of a hefty fine and imprisonment?
As a landlord, you have many regulations to uphold. Across the country and in Billingshurst, putting your tenants at risk of serious accidents or potential death or a fire will lead to prosecution, with a fine of up to £5,000. Research suggests that almost 40% of landlords are unaware of the penalties for failing to maintain electrical safety. Electric shocks are not the only hazard – fires can be caused, too, due to electrical fault. In the same year that almost three million individuals risked their lives to neglected wires, 43,351 accidental domestic fires were provoked, of which just over 50% were fires from an electrical origin. Over 20,000 fires are caused by electricity every year, and electrical products generate 89% of electrical fires. In West Sussex, eight people tragically lost their lives in fires, and there were four fatalities from accidental home fires.
If you are a landlord in Billingshurst and haven’t used a registered electrician, it is highly favoured by the government that you speak to a professional service such as us in order to avoid penalties and fines. Call us for a quote on 0800 644 6394, or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to the Electrical Safety Council’s statistics, a staggering 350,000 of a reported 2.5 million people who received a mains voltage electric shock were seriously injured, and even more distressingly, 19 of those individuals were killed. It is troubling that over two million individuals were exposed to dangerous cabling. Being in your home, you should feel safe, and since using electricity 24/7 we use it without giving it one thought. Making dinner, watching TV, using the Internet, keeping your house warm, keeping your shower warm, washing your clothes… the list is endless and without proper electrical installation and safe wiring maintenance, you could be at risk. Electric shocks can be fatal and if you’re a landlord, you’re responsible that your tenants don't experience such a problem.