Well if you have seen our video and reading this I am sure you are aware of what Portable Appliance Testing or PAT Testing is, but if not have a quick look at http://www.pattestsolutions.net/prices/
AS A LANDLORD, YOU MAYBE ASKING WHY DO I NEED TO HAVE MY APPLIANCES TESTED?
The best way of ensuring that your appliances are safe is to have a PAT test carried out on them. PAT Testing is a good safeguard for you as a Landlord, to guarantee that the appliances are meeting the legal obligations and to maintain a high standard of electrical safety, in your rented property.
LANDLORDS – YOUR ELECTRICAL SAFETY OBLIGATIONS.
Without realising it, some Landlords maybe exposing themselves to significant financial risks, from fines and invalidated insurance, by not acting on their electrical safety obligations. If you don’t have PAT Testing carried out it can put tenants and your property at risk of serious accident or fire.
IS IT LAW TO HAVE PAT TESTING CARRIED OUT.
To meet Health & Safety requirements you will need to regularly carry out basic safety checks to ensure that the electrical installation and appliances are safe and working.
As a Landlord, most County Councils recommend that all appliances that are left in the rental property, even if by a previous tenant, are tested and that PAT Testing is carried out on a regular basis, usually annually or before new tenants move in. It is recommended to safeguard you as a Landlord, but also it can effect your insurance. Many insurance companies will have it written in their policy, that this is a requirement of theirs to validate your insurance, especially if you had to make a claim.
If you are unsure if the above affects you, then we would highly recommend that you contact both the County Council that your property comes under and your insurance provider, or if you prefer, contact us and speak to one of our qualified Engineers.