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Anyone who lets residential accommodation (such as houses, flats and bedsits, holiday homes, caravans and boats) as a business activity is required by law to ensure the equipment they supply as part of the tenancy is safe.

The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 requires that all mains electrical equipment (cookers, washing machines, kettles, etc), new or second-hand, supplied with the accommodation must be safe. Landlords therefore need to regularly maintain the electrical equipment they supply to ensure it is safe.

It is, therefore, essential that property is checked prior to the tenancy to ensure that all goods supplied are in a safe condition.

A record should be made of the goods supplied as part of the tenancy agreement and of checks made on those goods. The record should indicate who carried out the checks and when they did it.

PAT testing provides a suitable system that not only shows that the appliances are in a good condition, but also give the landlord a comprehensive asset register for each property for insurance purposes.

If we spot a fuse or plug that needs to be replaced we'll do it for free! All our engineers carry stock replacement parts to do this on site.

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