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Web Site last Updated

13 November 2012

Landlords / Estate Agents / Home Owners

Legal Requirements
All electrical work must comply to Part P of the Building Regulations
All notifiable work must be completed by a Part P installer or notified to your council
Must make sure the installation is periodically tested & inspected at regular intervals
Electrical installations must be tested & inspected before a new tenant moves in
Electrical installations must be maintained to a safe standard
Electrical certificates must be obtained for all electrical work completed
bulletMake sure only cables with the new cable colours are installed in the installation
bulletAll electrical and non electrical waste is disposed of correctly

If you do not comply to these requirements, your insurance could be invalid and you could be fined. If any electrical work is found not to comply to Part P you could be requested by your council to have it redone at your expense.

Below is a few documents that gives advice, on a Landlords legal responsibility for electrical safety in rented accommodation, and where to look for an electrical contractor. Please note that at the bottom of the last page, it states you can do the work yourself or use unregistered electricians, as long as the work is completed to conform to Part P of the Building Regulations



Your Safety is at risk if you do not have your property tested and inspected at regular intervals more details on request.