Landlords & Estate Agents
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The Scottish Government has issued guidance for private landlords and letting agents to support them during these exceptional circumstances. If an electrical check is due in your property, you should make every effort to have this carried out, observing social distancing. You can find out more about this, and read all of the guidance on the goverment website.
Advice for Landlords
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.
So what do landlords need to do?
Landlords are required to ensure that regular electrical safety inspections are carried out by a competent person, and that anything that fails to pass the inspection is replaced or repaired immediately.
As a minimum, an electrical safety inspection must be carried out:
Before a tenancy starts, and
During the tenancy, at intervals of no more than five years from the date of the previous inspection.
A copy of the most recent electrical safety inspection reports must be provided to both new and retained tenants.
£160 up to 8 circuits & Free PAT testing up to 6 items
DOMESTIC vISUAL CONDITION REPORT
Smoke Alarm Installation
As of February 2022 all Scottish homes are required to meet the new legislation, Please contact us with any queries. Check GOV legislation here.
We have multiple options available to find something in your budget, please contact us for a price.
We are fully equipped to carry out any repairs that may arise and a fair and transparent price.