We ensure your homes are safe.
As a private landlord or a letting agent you need to be up to speed on the law when it comes to electrical regulations. It is your responsibility to ensure the electrics in your properties are safe.
Here at Munro Electrical Services, we pride ourselves on having the most up to date knowledge and the expertise to make sure you are compliant. We are able to answer your questions and advise you on the latest landlord regulations and guidelines.
A hassle-free and cost efficient process with outstanding customer service, working with us will give you and your tenant’s peace of mind and allow you to focus on your property business.
Approved NICEIC electrical contractors we offer a comprehensive and first class range of landlord electrical services and we continually train to maintain and develop our skills in these areas.
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) and Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) for landlords and tenants
In 2015 the Scottish Government introduced new legislation for landlords. It requires that regular electrical safety inspections are carried out on properties you own by a qualified electrician to make sure your tenants are safe.
An inspection must be carried out during the tenancy, at intervals of no more than five years from the date of the previous inspection.
Be mindful of your certificate dates to ensure you have sufficient time in case any remedial work is required to pass inspection.
The electrical safety inspection is made up of the Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) which tests the condition of the electrical installations within a property. It also includes testing of the fixtures and fittings, and a visual inspection of fixed electrical equipment such as electric showers. The Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) tests the safety of any portable appliance supplied by landlord. This includes appliances that are plugged in such as a washing machine, or small appliances that can be easily moved such as kettles, toasters, and fans. This can be particularly applicable to furnished or holiday lets.
For a landlord to attain House in Multiple Occupancy (HMO) certification, additional testing for emergency lights and smoke alarms are required in addition to the EICR and PAT tests.
As an NICEIC approved contractor, we have the skills and expertise in both Electrical Installation Condition Reports and Portable Appliance Testing. We will carry out detailed inspections and tests to ensure you and your property meets the legal obligations, producing a comprehensive report with all of the results and recommendations.
Smoke alarms, heat alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
Scottish legislation has changed. Introduced in February 2019, the change applies to all households in Scotland and must be met by February 2022. You must ensure as a landlord that you have alarms in place which meet the new requirements in your rental properties. Our team will install and maintain the most efficient and safest system for your property.
The current statutory guidance for Scotland is:
- One smoke alarm in every room used for general daytime living (sitting room/lounge)
- One smoke alarm in every hallway and landing
- One heat alarm in every kitchen
- All alarms have to be interlinked
- A carbon monoxide detector is required in any room with a flue or fuel burning appliance
The deadline for compliance is February 2022.
Electrical installation, maintenance and repair
Whether a big or a small job, we can provide you with any kind of electrical service for your property. From fixing a socket to replacing a bathroom fan to upgrading a consumer unit, our team of electricians are highly trained and will carry out any work efficiently and with minimal disruption to your property and tenants.
Once you authorise the work, we liaise directly with the tenants working with their schedule. Our professionalism and responsiveness helps you look good!
We are also available 24/7 to handle any electrical emergency for you and your tenants.