in all areas of Devon
City & Guilds
Inspection and Testing qualified.
Landlord Legal Requirements
Anyone who lets residential
accommodation (such as houses, flats and bed-sits, holiday homes, caravans
and boats) as a business activity is required by law to ensure the
equipment they supply, as part of the tenancy is safe.
The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 requires that all mains
electrical equipment (cookers, washing machines, kettles, etc), new or
second-hand, supplied with the accommodation must be safe. Landlords
therefore need to regularly maintain the electrical equipment they supply
to ensure it is safe.
The supply of goods occurs at the time of the tenancy contract. It is,
therefore, essential that property is checked prior to the tenancy to
ensure that all goods supplied are in a safe condition. A record should be
made of the goods supplied as part of the tenancy agreement and of checks
made on those goods. The record should indicate who carried out the checks
and when they did it.
It is strongly advisable to have the
equipment checked before the start of each let. It would be good practice
to have the equipment checked at regular intervals thereafter. You should
obtain and retain test reports detailing the equipment, the tests carried
out and the results.
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