Legally, during a tenancy, landlords must ensure that all electrics and where applicable, gas supply, in their rented properties are well maintained and safe. This would include all gas appliances/supply, gas pressures, flue flow, internal wiring, light fittings and plugs to name just a few.
Here at ACE, based in Southampton, we have been supporting landlords for many years and have a wealth of experience and knowledge maintaining electrics and gas supply in their properties.
Are you looking for a reliable contractor to maintain your rental properties?
ACE is a friendly, professional company you can count on for your electrical and gas engineer service needs. Call 023 8077 7010 or email us today and we'll run you through everything we offer to maintain your rental property to the highest standards!
Tests & Inspections and Condition Reports
We can carry out electrical installation condition reports previously known as periodic inspection reports. This electrical testing procedure involves carrying out safety, visual and integrity readings to all fixed wiring and appliances within the property. The detailed results certificate lasts for up to 10 years for domestic properties, 5 years on commercial properties and is recommended on the change of tenancy on all let properties.
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
For private tenancies, depending on the property, eg. HMO (House in Multiple Occupancy), landlords are required to have portable electrical appliances certified tested.
Electricity at Work regulations place a legal responsibility on self-employed persons, employers and employees to comply with the provisions of the regulations, taking practicable steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of such equipment. Customers receive labelled items with either PASS or FAIL and an itemised list of items tested and when they are due for re testing.
Gas Safety Inspections
Since 1996 it has been law that all landlords who rent either part or all of a property are required to have all household gas appliances and pipes checked every 12 months with a Landlord gas safety certificate to this effect.
What does a Landlord Gas Safety Inspection include?
- Check gas supply and appliance for soundness
- Check standing and working pressures if test points are available
- Check burner pressure/gas rate against manufacturers guidelines
- Check for satisfactory provision of all necessary ventilation
- Test flue flow to ensure removal of products of combustion
- Check satisfactory operation of all the flame failure devices
- Check for physical stability, presence and effectiveness of stability brackets (where appropriate)
- Investigate any evidence on unsafe operation and report to the person responsible
A rewire replaces some or all of the electrical wiring of a house. This could be due to age, or a series of problems could suggest the need, for instance constantly blowing fuses or tripping RCDs. A fully qualified electrician, supplied by Ace, will be able to do this for you at a competitive price and with a high quality standard of work.
Emergency lighting is lighting for emergency situations when the main power supply fails. The sudden loss of electricity from the mains could be the result of a power cut or a fire and normal lighting supplies failing. This could lead to darkness and possible danger to the occupants, either through panic or physical danger.
Our services include
- Electrical Installations
- Electrical Inspections
- Electrical repairs
- Exterior wiring
- Interior wiring
- PAT Testing
- Gas Safety Inspections
- Gas Central Heating
- Burglar Alarms