Landlords Are You Aware?


All Landlords  have a legal duty to ensure that their rental property, and any electrical equipment provided, is safe before a tenancy begins and throughout its duration

As From 1st December 2015 landlords are required under sections 13(4A) and 19B(4) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 to:

• Ensure that regular electrical safety inspections are carried out by a competent person, and

• Have regard to this guidance issued by Scottish Ministers on electrical safety standards and competent persons. The electrical safety inspection has two separate elements:

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) on the safety of the electrical installations, fixtures and fittings, and

• A Portable Appliance Test (PAT) on portable appliances.

The EICR must be carried out by a competent person. This means that they must be employed by a firm that is a member of an accredited registration scheme operated by a recognised body. In Scotland, this will usually mean that they are a registered with NICEIC or a member firm of the Electrical Contractors’ Association of Scotland (SELECT).   Visit findanelectrician to find out more.

The Portable Appliance Test must be carried out by a competent person, as above, or somebody (which can include the landlord) who has completed appropriate training as a PAT Tester.

We have over 30 years experience in the industry and are fully equipped and capable of carrying out all your requirements.

Contact us to know more about pricing of EICR and PAT testing.