As a Landlord, you will be aware that it is your responsibility to ensure that your rental properties are electrically safe to protect the well being of your tenants. But did you know that the regulations recently changed? Read on to find out more…
In these strange times, we are all spending a lot more time at home and if we are lucky enough, in the garden. But how can we make sure the places we want to relax in are as safe as possible?
The past few years have seen around 8,500 admissions to hospital for gardening or DIY related accidents a year. Lawnmowers and electric tools are at the top of the offenders list.
Electric mowers and other power tools should always be used with an RCD which will cut off the power quickly in the event of an accident.
Fuse Boxes – also known as Consumer Units – are used to control and distribute electricity around our homes. It is important for us all to know where the fuse box is located in our properties, in case we ever need to turn the electricity off in an emergency.
A fuse box contains three things:
a. Mains Switch
This allows you to turn off the electricity supply, and so should be easily accessible. Some homes will have more than one mains switch if there is more than one fuse box (e.g. if you have electric storage heaters)
A Fuse Box (also called a consumer unit) is designed to distribute electricity around a building and protect electrical circuits from surges in current by breaking the circuit if and when a surge occurs. Therefore, having an up to date one is an essential part of making sure your electrics are safe and up to standard.
It is surprising how many households still have old fuse boxes which are not in line with current regulations. This could put your family or any tenants in unnecessary danger.
New Mandatory Electrical Safety Checks in the Private Rental Sector in Nottingham and Derby….all you need to know
These days, electricity is an essential part of our daily lives at home. Whether you’re enjoying a well-deserved cup of tea, taking a warm bath or grabbing a cold beer from the fridge, we all need it to keep everything ticking along nicely.
As a Landlord, it is important to act on your electrical safety obligations, or you could be exposed to significant financial risk from fines, invalidated insurance and most importantly, an increased risk of harm to tenants. Dangerous electrics can contribute to a serious risk of fire, extreme cold, and insufficient lighting.
Over the last few years, the amount of people installing outdoor or garden lighting in Nottingham and Derby has dramatically increased.One of the main reasons is people wanting to improve the look and feel of their outdoor space – lighting can have a huge impact on how your garden looks. It can ensure your outdoor living space can be used long after dark and essentially give you extra space to enjoy or entertain in.
One of the big selling points for electric cars is that they’re environmentally friendly. This is true to a large extent because pure electric vehicles come with no tailpipe emissions that harm the atmosphere. However, the electricity they require comes from the National Grid, which is still significantly fuelled by coal and gas.
Definitive Electrical can offer a complete package of installation and maintenance to look after all your EV Charging and Solar PV needs.
As an approved and authorised installer of EV Chargepoints in Nottingham and Derby, we can ensure all our customers benefit from the reduced cost of the grant schemes available (OLEV).
We’ll be happy to provide you with professional advice about the options available to you and to give you a quote based on your specific requirements.