Electrical Safety Certificate
A Periodic Electrical Inspection or an electrical safety certificate provides an in-depth inspection to ensure that the electrical equipment that has been installed is safe for use. This is usually followed by a report (certificate) detailing any remedial work required or recommended (if any).
This electrical safety certificate is a mandatory requirement for any landlord letting through any Housing Association or council.
It is highly recommend that landlords who have not had their electrical equipment tested within the last five years, to obtain an electrical safety certificate. Statistics have shown that around 35 deaths and 4,200 accidents recorded annually in the UK involve electricity.
Landlords are obligated to ensure that all the electrical fittings and appliances within the property are in good working order and safe for use.
Should any landlord fail to comply with Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulation 1994 or Consumer Protection Act 1987, it is a criminal offence and carries a maximum penalty of £5000 and six months imprisonment. The tenant may also take you to court for damages as your insurance will not be valid.
How Often Is A Periodic Inspection Required?
- Every 5 years for domestic properties or at every change of tenancy (whichever comes first)
- Every 5 years for businesses
- Every year for buildings open to the public
Once you have submitted your job via our online form, My London Tradesmen will contact companies on your behalf, you will receive up to 3 quotes for an electrical safety certificate leaving you to make an informed decision regarding the best tradesman to employ based on the quotes you have received.
All of the tradesmen we use have received up to date training and are registered with all the necessary bodies. We only use reputable and trustworthy tradesmen.