SERVICES FOR ESTATE AGENTS
We are committed to providing an excellent service to all our customers.
We provide a one stop shop for all your electrical needs as Estate Agents. We work closely with estate agents on a daily basis carrying out urgent electrical repairs and providing electrical reports. We provide a prompt and professional service and are able to collect keys from the office or arrange with your tenants regarding access to properties if required
We undertake work for both Landlords, home owners, estate agents & more.
We work with estate agents, Landlords and homeowners on daily basis and feel it is important all aware of the risks associated with electricity. It is important regular checks are made to ensure the safety of tenants in properties. We offer a schedules checks on properties. These checks should be undertaken yearly.
Repairs Callouts Loss of Power
Electrical Condition Reports
PAT Testing for appliances provided for tenanted properties
Fire Alarm Smoke Detection Servicing and Maintenance
Emergency Lighting Servicing and Maintenance
Additional sockets and lights
HMO Local Authority Requirements
Replacement Consumer Units Fuse boards
Reminder Service of when testing to be carried out
GUIDANCE FOR ESTATE AGENTS
As an estate agent you are highly likely to be in a position to recommend electricians to your clients.
If you identify any potential defects, repairs or maintenance required on the electrical installation within a property and need to advise your clients how to put it right, always recommend electricians registered with NAPIT.
NAPIT registered contractors are:
- Regularly assessed
- Safe and compliant with regulations
- Covered by Platinum Promise
- Formal complaints procedure
We have created a short guide which is intended to help you provide your clients with useful and up-to-date advice on electrical safety and energy saving tips in domestic and non-domestic properties.
If you need more info about services we provide for Landlords, please do not hesitate to contact us
Electricians for Estate Agents
According to the charity Electrical Safety First, there are around 70 deaths and 350,000 injuries in UK homes caused by faulty electrics and electrical equipment. Worryingly, the statistics also show that tenants living in privately rented property are at a higher risk of electric shock.
By law, landlords and agents must ensure that electrical installations and wiring are maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy. According to the Residential Landlords Association, if your property houses multiple occupation of any kind – shared houses, bedsits, hostels etc – then you must have a five yearly electrical safety check carried out.
With tenanted property, there is currently no legal requirement for electrical safety certificates in the same way there is an obligation for annual gas checks, but it’s now widely accepted in the letting industry that regular testing is the only way to ensure safety, and avoid the risk of being accused of neglecting your ‘duty of care’.
In addition, where a property is provided with electrical appliances such as a kettle, iron, washing machine etc, it is the landlord’s responsibility to make sure that they are safe. The best way of doing this is with Portable Appliance Testing, more commonly known as PAT testing.
Many insurance companies will ask for periodic inspections in rented properties to ensure the wiring system is safe. If a tenant is injured because of an electrical fault, they could take legal action, so the best thing a landlord or agent could do is prove their diligence through regular tests carried out by a qualified electrician.
Most electricians will be happy to undertake inspection reports and PAT testing for estate agents and letting agents. Electrical Safety First provide a Landlords’ Guide with more information about the legal obligations and recommendations.
Estate agents should be aware that Electrical Installation Condition reports are also a good idea for people who are planning on moving home. They will give potential buyers vital information on the condition of the existing electrical installation, providing either peace of mind or prior knowledge of any work that’ll need to be done