Electrical Safety Sunderland
Electrical safety Sunderland is somewhat more complicated than fire and gas. To begin with, there are two areas of electrical safety that private landlords should be aware of:
- Fixed installations e.g. circuits, switches, light fittings, sockets.
- Electrical devices e.g. ‘white goods’ and small portable equipment.
- It is the landlord’s legal responsibility to ensure the property they are letting is deemed to be ‘safe’ – including any electrical appliances the landlord provides as part of that tenancy.
As a minimum standard of safety – Landlords are legally obliged to:
Make certain that electrical installation is safe when a tenant(s) moves in – and that it remains in a safe condition through the entire tenancy.
Make sure any electrical appliances – which the landlord provides – are safe. In addition, all electrical appliances must have (at the very least) a CE marking. CE markings are the manufacturer’s claim that the appliance meets EU law safety requirements.
If the property is an HMO (house in multiple occupation) then it must have a ‘periodic inspection’ performed by a qualified electrician every 5 years. Furthermore, a certificate must be kept and producible within seven days upon request.
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