All landlords have an obligation to ensure the property they let out is fit for purpose. This doesn’t just mean making sure the roof doesn’t leak, that there are no leaking taps or pipework, and no rising damp. It also includes ensuring electrical wiring, and all electrical appliances supplied by the landlord, including water heaters, cookers, refrigerators, and fires, are also safe to use.
In the event of fire, or electric shock caused by faulty wiring or a defective appliance, landlords are open to a range of financial penalties from invalid insurance to court fines – or worse.
At NEC Electrical we have many years of experience helping both private and letting agency clients, let properties they are responsible for, in good, safe condition. With feedback from our long established clients, and our own experiences within the industry, we have devised a range of options to help clients maximise profits from their rentals, while ensuring the property is properly maintained in a safe fashion.
- Property and electrical checks before new tenants move in
- All areas of remedial electrical work
- Single and three-phase work covering commercial and industrial properties
- Annual appliance checks or as required
- Upgrading RCD protection
- Full property maintenance covering all areas
- Full property refurbishment
- Emergency call-out
To help you the landlord our electricians always provide a full report on any faults found in appliances, points and sockets, or lighting systems. What is required to remedy the situation, and cost, all laid out in an easy to understand and transparent report.
For long standing tenants who wish to add extra lights or sockets, or other additional work, we provide full details of what is requested to ensure everything meets with the landlord’s approval, prior to work commencing. In this manner the landlord is fully aware of any alterations, and the tenant isn’t put through the added expense of having to return things to the original.
As a long established firm of time-served electrical contractors, we became involved in property maintenance almost by accident. Greater numbers of landlords and agents began asking us if we knew of any RELIABLE carpenters, tilers, bricklayers, or painters and decorators. In an effort to help our clients with the general maintenance of their properties, we began taking on tradesmen from all areas of construction, to offer a complete property maintenance package. And we’re glad we did.
The UK government is currently trying to discourage buy-to-let landlords with increased taxation. In an effort to recoup their large financial outlay, many landlords these days are opting to give vacant properties a complete face lift. Working towards offering a more select property, full repair and redecoration is undertaken inside and out, to maximise the rental potential.
At NEC Electrical no job is too big or too small. Whether replacing a few light bulbs, screwing a socket back on the wall, replacing a damaged appliance, or rewiring or refurbishing a complete house, office, or shop, we are happy to be of assistance. If you have a property needing a professional critical eye cast over it, or run a letting agency, contact us. And let’s discuss the most cost effective way to ensure your lets meet all professional and legal and requirements.