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Reliable Student Landlord Electrical Testing Huddersfield
As you’re no doubt aware, student accommodation is a growing trend in the rental sector, especially in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Mainly due to good rental yields versus other sectors. But, what comes with this is a lack of proper electrical testing. However, here at TRS, we can make sure you’re ahead of your competition ensuring your rental properties are electrically safe and a safe haven for the students.
There isn’t a law as yet, however, that will change from July 2020*. So it’s well worth getting into the habit of carrying out an Electrician Installation Condition Report (EICR) every 5 years or at the beginning of a tenancy agreement.
What Is Student Landlord Electrical Testing?
Not to be confused with PAT testing (which are the portable appliances such as toasters, which let’s face it, students can’t live without!), electrical testing covers the safety of the electrics of the actual property. The electrical fixtures and fittings, such as the wiring, switches, light fittings, plug sockets, etc.
This form of testing must be undertaken by a qualified electrician, which is where we at TRS in Huddersfield come in, undertaking this service on your behalf, safely and as regulations require. Plus, also supplying you with the relevant certificates and documentation.
Why Is It Necessary To Undertake Student Landlord Electrical Testing?
This is two-fold. Firstly, if your property has dodgy wires or loose connections, then that could lead to events such as house fires. Secondly, should any electrical fittings within your student rental property cause harm to a tenant, then as the landlord, you could very well be held liable. Nobody wants that. Be a responsible landlord, keep your tenants safe and call TRS electrical to take care of everything for you.