Electrical testing and certification

Electrical Testing Advice for Landlords

Electrical Testing Advice for Landlords

Plans for mandatory five-year electrical safety checks in the private rental sector in England have finally been confirmed by the UK government.  This move, which requires further legislation, means that all landlords will be required to have an electrical installation condition report (EICR) or electrical safety report on their property(s) by a registered electrician.


This will be the same as the current rulings for landlords in Scotland, where rental safety standards are currently much stricter than the ones in the rest of the UK. The idea is that the safety reports will begin initially with all new tenancies, with existing rentals following later.

These mandatory electrical checks come at the end of years of campaigning by consumer and safety groups such as Electrical Safety First and NAPIT. These new measures will reduce the risk of faulty electrical equipment, giving people peace of mind and helping to keep them safe in their homes. It will also provide clear guidance to landlords on who they should be hiring to carry out these important electrical safety checks.

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Electrical Safety Landlord responsibilities in Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Market place, Sleaford

We carry out electrical work for many landlords in Sleaford and the surrounding villages and it is a real pleasure to be working with you, in fact we love this area of work as it is ensuring each landlord meets their legal obligations to their homes and tenants in terms of electrical safety.

The vast majority of landlords nowadays are keen to ensure that their tenants are happy- its not just the legal aspect, its the moral aspect in doing the right thing- 'Treat others as you wish to be treated' is an age old saying that we live by each day.

Residual Current Device (RCD)

Residual Current Device (RCD)

Many of the blogs i have written in the past mention how important it is to have an RCD fitted in your home. Although i've explained the importance of having one, i've never actually explained what an RCD does and how it protects the household.

An RCD stands for Residual Current Device. It is an essential safety device that automatically cuts off the electricity if there is a problem. This might sound pretty boring and bog standard, and you might even wonder what the point of having one is.

Electrical inspections

electrical inspections in Sleaford

Around this time of year we get many calls from homeowners asking us to carry out an electrical inspection of their property in Sleaford. This is often due to an electrical problem that has arisen such as overloaded electrical circuits caused by switching on electrical storage heaters now that the colder nights are drawing in.

DIY Electrical work

Do you need an Electrician in Sleaford?

Do you need an Electrician in Sleaford?

A recent survey sent to UK householders reveal the dangerous risks that UK householders take when carrying out work on their home electrics.

Whilst not all DIY electrical work is illegal, it does require a common sense approach. It is perfectly legal for you to carry out like for like DIY replacements in your home, so
if you are looking to replace some lights in your living room or replace a damaged socket front you can do this - but only if you feel confident in doing so.

However it seems as though householders are not aware that they are breaking the law as they carry out some high scale electrical projects in their homes. The main
problem of course here is that there is no guarantee that the work is safe nor is it certified maeaning the work not only puts the home and family members at risk but it
could also cause problems at a later date if the house were to be sold.

Why Use a Napit Registered Electrician?

Registered Electrician in Sleaford

The majority of our customers don't understand what Part P actually means. However most customers have heard of NAPIT and feel these 'letters' mean something good and they should look for them when searching for an electrician.

Whilst the true meaning of what NAPIT does or means never springs to mind in 90% of cases, it is known for being a mark of quality and a safe, high standard of workmanship by registered Electricans in Sleaford.

This is huge piece of mind for customers who struggle to find the right electrician and cannot be excpected to understand the meaning of the Part P building regulation.

So why have we always been and always will be a NAPIT registered electrician?Quite simply,it is for my customers piece of mind, not just for the fact they recognise NAPIT as a mark of quality but also for our belief in each and every job being carried out to the same high standard and ensuring customer satisfaction at the end.