Safety Regulations – Electric
The following information is offered only as a guideline to Landlords and to ensure the safety of your Tenant and your property. The maximum penalty for non-compliance can be a fine of £500 or 6 months imprisonment.
Landlords have a duty to ensure that the fixed wiring electrical installation and any other electrical appliances that remain in a property are safe otherwise run the risk of being prosecuted should any unsafe electrics result in an injury or death. We therefore recommend that prior to any letting a competent qualified electrician who holds I.E.E. or C.I.T.B. qualifications, carry out a 5 year periodic electrical safety inspection to include a Periodic Inspection Report for an Electrical Installation (Requirements for Electrical Installations – BS 7671 IEE Wiring Regulations).
We can organise this inspection to be carried out on your behalf but if you prefer to organise this yourself copies of any certificates will need to be provided to us prior to the Tenant moving in.
"A few weeks ago a family tragedy placed me in a position where I urgently needed to find rental accommodation for myself and my wife. I therefore approached a number of Estate Agents, some were good and others were extremely rude and unhelpful. For example one of them failed to appreciate that if you are prepared to pay 2 years rent in advance, one's gross annual income is largely irrelevant. Another grilled me on my wife's disability implying that her disability might prevent me from gaining the tenancy I wanted (against the law by the way). Now the good - From start to finish Cherwell Property staff acted with a high standard of professionalism and consideration. They fully appreciated my wife's disability imposed limitations on my time and availability. Thank you Chris for visiting my home with important documentation. I was kept fully informed as the search for a property continued and WITHIN 10 DAYS I was given the keys to exactly the type of property I wanted. So, a big thank you to all the staff of Cherwell Property and may you attain the future success you so richly deserve."