Electrical Safety Certificates In Liverpool
Did you know that landlords can be held accountable should a tenant or a visitor to the tenant suffer injury as a result of an accident or fire caused by an electrical fault at the property?
CTA Electrics Ltd offer a full dedicated testing service to landlords in the Liverpool and Merseyside area to ensure that wiring regulations are being met within rental properties. This enables the landlord to display a duty of care and provide the comfort of knowing the property is safe from electrical faults before being let.
A 24-hour call out service for the installation and repair of electrical installations is also available to landlords, this is a contractual service provided exclusively for landlords. It does provide you with the peace of mind in knowing you have a dedicated electrician you can call on who will give you absolute priority and a guarantee of getting to you within 24 hours.
CTA Electrics Ltd can carry out the necessary tests and inspections and issue you with the relevant certification. We also carry out inspection and testing to fire alarms and emergency lighting systems to current British Standards.
If you require a quote for your property please do not hesitate to contact us and we can arrange a quick and convenient time to inspect your property. Rest assured that all our staff are NICEIC compliant and are fully CRB checked.
We provide Landlord Electrical Safety Certificates in and around the Liverpool area.
Contact Tim O’Donnell on 07942 883 475
We issue an Electrical Safety Certificate on completion of a satisfactory Electrical Installation Condition Report, commonly known as an EICR. In order for us to be able to produce the final Electrical Safety Certificate we undertake a full Electrical Installation Check.
During the check the mains electrical power supply will need to be disconnected for safety reasons and also to enable us apply the correct tests to the relevant electrical circuits.
We are fully qualified Electricians and are able to undetake Electrical Installation Checks on all types of property in the Liverpool area.
Depending on the size of the property the Electrical Installation Check could take anything from a couple of hours to a full day.
The five main aims of an Electrical Installation Check are:
To record the results of the inspection and testing to make sure the electrical installation is safe to be used until the next inspection (following any work needed to make it safe).
To find any damage and wear and tear that might affect safety, and report it.
To find any parts of the electrical installation that do not meet the IET Wiring Regulations.
To help find anything that may cause electric shocks and high temperatures.
To provide an important record of the installation at the time of the inspection, and for inspection testing in the future.
Recommendations made by the Government Appointed Private Rented Sector Electrical Safety Working Group (23rd February 2018).
The working group has recommended introducing 5 yearly mandatory electrical installation checks for private rented property. This will apply to all private rental properties in the Liverpool area
The plan is that five-yearly electrical installation and safety checks for all private rented properties will become mandatory, and, similar to the gas checks, electrical safety certificates will be issued to tenants to show that the checks and any necessary repair work have been completed.
The new Housing Minister Heather Wheeler has launched a follow on consultation on the proposals which will also seek to decide how best to enforce the strengthened safety regime, on the setting up of a private rented sector electrical testing competent person’s scheme to ensure properly trained experts undertake this testing, and it seems likely that penalties will be along the lines of other landlord failings of up to £30,000.
More information is available here www.gov.uk/government/consultations/electrical-safety-in-the-private-rented-sector
Landlords are required by law to ensure that the electrical installation in a rented property is safe when tenants move in and maintained in a safe condition throughout its duration.
A House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) must have a periodic inspection carried out on the property every five years.
This law will be applicable to all Private Rental Properties in Liverpool once the new legislation is approved.