With the Edinburgh staycation market booming and the new university year & student rental cycle set to re commence, it is a busy time for landlords. Help however is at hand! Our friendly Edinburgh electrician team provides cost effective & reliable landlord service packages meaning your rental property electrics are one less thing for you to worry about.
All electrical systems & installations will naturally deteriorate over time especially as they are made up of many separate components and pieces of equipment. In the same way you will need an MOT for any vehicle you have, it is also important that an Edinburgh electrician carries out a full electrical safety check of your rental properties at regular intervals. These expert Edinburgh based electrician checks will help to identify any issues or faults which require attention and will also ensure the electrical safety of both your Edinburgh property and of course your tenants.
All private landlords in Scotland are required by law to have the electrical installations in their rental properties inspected by a qualified expert electrician to ensure that they are fully compliant & most importantly safe. Laws around electrical safety in Scotland have changed recently but from the 1st of July 2020, all electrical systems and installations must be fully inspected & tested before any new tenants move in and new tenancies begin. The deadline for checks to be carried out on existing tenancies was the 1st April 2021 so although this date has passed, it is worth bearing in mind that once these checks have been completed they must then be carried out on a five yearly basis after that going forward. A copy of the most recent EICR (electrical safety condition report) must be available and provided to both your new & current tenants. The purpose of an EICR is to ascertain whether your electrical installation is in a suitable condition for continued service. As the report is a legal requirement it is important this is completed by your local Edinburgh electrician and in place as soon as possible if you have a new tenant moving in imminently.
To meet these requirements a landlord should ensure regular basic safety checks are carried out to confirm that the electrical installation and appliances are safe and in full working order. In Scotland it is a requirement to get them checked and as our electrician team are expertly trained and NICEIC registered and accredited they are the perfect choice for all your landlord electrical requirements.
The expert services of our friendly Edinburgh based electrician team are designed to keep your tenants safe and you legally covered and protected. We can look after electrical safety and testing for a single rental property or an entire portfolio.Whatever your requirements you couldn’t be in safer hands and as Edinburgh’s No 1 electrical contractor we are only too happy to assist you & make sure that your work is completed quickly, efficiently and to the highest professional standards.
For more information on how we can get your property’s tenant ready, simply get in touch today and let us do the rest!