Anyone who lets residential accommodation as a business activity (such as houses, flats and bedsits, holiday homes, caravans and boats) and is acting as Landlord, is required by law to ensure the equipment they supply as part of the tenancy is safe. This can be done easily through our PAT testing for landlords service.
As a landlord, you have a duty to prevent harm to your tenants from electrical appliances that you supply. Portable appliance testing is widely regarded as being the best way of complying with this obligation. Without a programme of planned appliance testing and maintenance, you could be legally liable for damages resulting from your untested appliances. This covers all portable appliances that you supply, including fridges and freezers, microwave ovens (see microwave testing also), televisions and vacuum cleaners.
The Housing Act 2004 (England and Wales) provides for a safe and healthy environment for any potential occupiers, or visitors, from an electrical perspective this includes portable electric equipment. The condition of associated leads and plugs of portable appliances should also be taken into account in the assessment if they are provided as part of a rented dwelling. Portable Appliance Testing is one way of ensuring equipment is safe for continued use.
Guidance from Communities and Local Government (CLG) indicates that when accommodation is re-let, the electrical appliances will be classed as being supplied to that tenant for the first time, and should therefore be re-checked.
The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994, mandatory since 1 January 1997, state that all electrical appliances supplied with let accommodation must be safe. This applies to both new and second-hand appliances and covers all electrical items supplied for the intended use of the Tenant. The only sure method of ensuring that these appliances are safe is to have them tested by a trained competent person using the appropriate calibrated portable appliance testing equipment.
Magna Property Services is a premium building maintenance company based in Bournemouth. We are able to offer our service throughout Dorset and the South Coast.
Our Client management team are ready and on-hand to help you open an account with us.
Our property service professionals have extensive experience with commercial property including:
We realise as a business looking to find the best costs for PAT testing you need a quick quote to find out potential PAT testing costs and no doubt make comparisons to other similar companies.
The PAT testing prices we show on this site should give you a good guide – the final price is dependent on how many appliances you have, what your working environment is like and the distance we are from your premises.
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We employ qualified tradesmen who get the job done right first time.
We believe that it is best to be upfront and transparent with all our costs and no hidden fees
We have many years working on high end residential properties and commercial buildings
We’ll turn up as agreed not leaving you waiting around.
All of our works are covered by a 12-month guarantee.