The Electrical (Safety) Regulations 1994 And Plugs & Sockets (Safety) Regulations 1994
It is a criminal offence to supply unsafe electrical equipment with rented accommodation.
The maximum fine is £5000.
The above Regulations apply to portable electrical equipment such as: Electric heaters, lamps, televisions, radios, vacuum cleaners, irons, toasters, microwaves and other kitchen equipment. Built - in electrical goods such as cookers and certain storage heaters are not covered by the Regulations, however, Landlords should be aware that any person injured by the Landlord's property could sue for damages.
Electrical items must be examined by a qualified electrician prior to Tenant's taking occupation and if required we can instruct an approved contractor to carry out this check on your behalf.
The portable appliance test must be undertaken for each new set of Tenants.