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Electrical Testing for Landlords

Electrical Testing for Landlords 

We have all grown up around electricity and often forget how dangerous its power can be!  As a director of a building, you have a number of different responsibilities, such as: occupant and visitor safety, security and fire, maintenance and repair, as well as janitorial and landscape duties.  You will need to ensure all of these duties are carried out by professionals who have the right skills and equipment to organise and complete the desired work you need doing.  At ACtest, we have a skilled team of electricians and test engineers who will be able to complete any electrical work, or any portable appliance testing needed for the building or flats you maintain.  Discover more about our electrical testing for landlords today and how ACtest can assist by providing professional and comprehensive reports in a clear and understandable manner to you.


When becoming a director of a group of flats, for example, you may become stuck on what you can and can’t do for your tenants.  When it comes to checking a faulty wire in communal areas, you may not be allowed to do this work as a director, because you may not have the correct expertise and competence to do so (commercial electrical systems cannot be treated like your own domestic systems).  For this type of work, you will need a suitably, electrically competent person or qualified electrician to carry out the procedures safely for you.  ACtest offers electrical inspection and repairs, PAT testing for landlords as well as electrical testing for landlords.  All electrical systems in the communal areas are responsibilities of the director(s) and the director needs to ensure that the electrical fixed wiring systems are safe, including PAT testing for all electrical equipment they provide their occupants.


Many directors are unaware that Portable Appliance Testing and EICRs/Periodic Inspection Reporting and Emergency Lighting are, or may be imperative, for any commercial landlord.  At ACtest, we provide electrical testing for landlords who own or are responsible for any building, from a large tower block to a small group of flats.  Landlord electrical safety is hugely important and if Portable Appliance Testing is not carried out professionally and efficiently, then there could be potentially huge consequences for the landlord.


Landlords who provide their tenants with electrical appliances are required to check all appliances as it’s a landlord’s responsibility to ensure Portable Appliance Testing is done frequently and appropriately.  The landlord has a duty of care to ensure that all electrical systems which are supplied are regularly and thoroughly checked in order to maintain health and safety and minimise the chances of electrical issues or fire risk.


Landlord electrical safety is vital when owning a property and should be taken seriously, failing to produce a current Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) or Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) certificate may even lead to huge damaging consequences such as, a fine of £5,000 per item which has not had portable appliance testing, six months imprisonment and possible manslaughter charges in the event of a death.  Fixed wiring testing and PAT testing for landlords is extremely important, be cautious and take note of when your last test was and regularly check when you are required to have further electrical testing as it may be assumed that the landlord is responsible for all of the electrical systems.


Our PAT testing and Fixed Wiring Electrical inspections are carried out by our highly experienced team, who have a comprehensive knowledge of the industry.  Don’t be at risk and get your electrical compliance sorted with ACtest today!


If you would like to find out some more information about our electrical testing for landlords, or to enquire about the electrical requirements you need to follow as a director, then please get in touch today.  ACtest is an established (2007), professional, electrician services company which has a highly experienced team with over 20 years of experience.  You can get in touch with ACtest today by using our contact form, by emailing us at:, or by calling us on 0203 5815729. There’s no project too large or small for ACtest and our team of specialist electricians and test engineers.