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Electrical Safety Guide for Landlords and Tenants

ELECTRICAL SAFETY GUIDE FOR LANDLORDS %3D AND TENANTS Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are household essentials. The number of households in the private sector has doubled in the last ten years to 440,000 4.4 MILLION RENTAL HOMES DO NOT HAVE SMOKE ALARMS 500,000 You are 4 times more likely to die in a fire in the home when there is no working smoke Over children are living in category 1 alarm. hazard households. All rental properties must be fitted with a smoke alarm on each floor and a carbon monoxide alarm in the room of solid fuel appliances by Hazards in rental properties are becoming the norm for tenants. OCTOBER 2015 reported that their electrical wiring ..or landlords face being fined £5,0OO! 24% needed attention CHECK THERE IS A RESIDUAL CURRENT DEVICE FITTED IN THE PROPERTY! 29% reported that their hob/oven was not working It's a life saving device and every home should have one fitted in their consumer unit. private renters have reported electrical concerns that were either 1.7 Million ignored by their landlord or acted on to slowly It's important to hire a registered competent electrician to complete and self-certify work in the property. There is an average of Check the 4,000 Registered Competent Person online register today! -Electrical- incidents involving electrics each year! REGULATIONS WHERE YOU ARE It's currently recommended that landlords have an Electrician Installation Condition Report (EICR) carried out every 5 years. ENGLAND No laws in place. NORTHERN IRELAND No laws in place. WALES No laws in place, but a bill has been submitted, for landlords to carry out an electrical report every 5 years. SCOTLAND From December 1st 2015, it will be a legal requirement for landlords to guarantee the property is electrically safe and provide proof of reports. EC4U Brought to you by: ELECTRICIAN COURSES 4U sources: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/Global/Public/Policy%20research/Documents/A%20nation%20of%20renters.pdf http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/content/electrical-safety http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/freesmokealarms.asp http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/news-and-campaigns/campaigns/home-truths/ https://www.gov.uk/firekills http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/know-the-plan-campaign.asp http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/guides-and-advice/for-landlords/ http://www.mumsnet.com/surveys/housing-rent-survey-results-2015 http://www.propertywire.com/news/europe/landlords-rentals-smoke-alarms-2015031210254.html

Electrical Safety Guide for Landlords and Tenants

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A recommended read for all landlords and tenants! Are you aware of what electrical safety checks are recommended for rental homes? Get clued up on regulations changes, the shocking facts about hazar...

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