Whether you are a business owner, home owner or landlord, it is important to maintain your electrical systems and ensure they are fit for purpose, and safe to use.
From 1st December 2015, private landlords are responsible for ensuring that an electrical safety inspection of their property is carried out by a registered electrician at least every five years.
The new legislation explained
As of 1st December 2015, under sections 13(4A) and 19B(4) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, private landlords in Scotland are required by law to ensure that their properties are electrically safe.
- Any installations in the property for the supply of electricity
- Electrical fixtures and fittings
- Any appliances provided by the landlord under the tenancy.
Landlords must be able to prove that all of the above are in a reasonable state of repair and in proper working order.
At Cal-Net Media Solutions Ltd, we can provide certified periodic electrical inspection and testing certificates to any business owner, landlord or home owner, fully compliant with the latest version of the IET electrical wiring regulations BS 7671:2018