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Which? Trusted Trader in Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Which? Trusted Trader in Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Marshall Sadler, you local, reliable and trustworthy Electricians in Sleaford are now pleased to announce that we are Which? Trusted Traders. 

So, What is Which? Trusted Traders?

Which? has been testing products and services for more than 60 years. Now they are doing the same for Electricians and in fact all trades people. Just like the Which? Best Buy award, Which? Trusted trader icon is a sign of reputation and trust.

Which? Trusted Traders is an endorsement scheme that recognises reputable traders in the home improvement and motor industries, such as electricians, plumbers, mechanics and kitchen installers. 

Which? Trusted Traders aims to raise standards for consumers, by setting a benchmark we expect all traders to meet before they can be endorsed. All traders who meet their standards process can become a Which? Trusted Trader and can display their Which? Trusted Trader logo on their branding and promotional material.

Electrical Safety Inspections - a guide for Landlords in Sleaford

Electrical Safety Inspections -  a guide for Landlords in Sleaford

As a Landlord, it is your legal duty to ensure all electrical equipment in your property is safe and maintained throughout the whole tenancy.

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 1 June 2020 and apply to all tenancies created on or after that date in England from 1 July 2020.

These new regulations require landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected at least every 5 years and tested by a person who is qualified and competent. Landlords will also have to provide a copy of the electrical safety report to their tenants as well as to the local authority if requested.

Home Electrical Safety Check in Sleaford

Home Electrical Safety Check in Sleaford Broken Socket

Most of us don’t even thick twice about getting our car MOT’d and serviced.  We just accept it as something that we need to do that also keeps us safe.  So, much like an MOT for cars, it is important for us all to carry out checks on the condition of the electrics in our homes at regular intervals.

It is true that most of us take electricity in our homes for granted.  Perhaps because we can’t always see the cables and fuse boxes that are hidden away in our homes, it is all to easy to forget that they are there, working away to power our homes.  However, all electrical installations deteriorate with age and use.  They should therefore be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued use.  This will help identify any faults or defects which could require improvement and will ensure the continued operation of the electrical installation in a safe and effective manner.

There are two kinds of checks that can be carried out.  It is recommended that you always use a registered electrician to carry out any kind of electrical check.

Are you a Landlord in Sleaford in the private rented sector?

Are you a Landlord in Sleaford in the private rented sector?

If so, are you aware of the recent legislation that came into effect in June 2020?

It states that all rental properties need to have the electrical installations in their properties checked at least every 5 years.

There are currently over 4 million households in the private rented sector so this is an important step in improving electrical safety.

These periodic inspections will highlight any problems or defects that need to be fixed in order to make the installation safe.  They will need to be carried out by a qualified electrician.

Checks will include identifying any potential fire risks and hazards including overloaded circuits or equipment, and finding any defective electrical work.

The electrician will then issue an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) that includes details of the inspection and any recommendations for action.

It is a Landlord’s responsibility to ensure the following: