Safety first

Landlords – New Electrical Safety Rules 1st July 2020

As of the 1st July 2020 new tenancies must ensure the national electrical safety standards set out in the 18th edition of the ‘Wiring Regulations’ (British Standard 7671) are met. The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector Regulations 2020 require landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested by a person who is qualified and competent, at least every five years. They must also provide a copy of the report (known as the Electrical Safety Condition Report or EICR) to tenants, and to the local authority if requested. Should the EICR require investigative or remedial works, landlords will have to carry this out. Landlords of privately rented accommodation, including houses in… Read More »Landlords – New Electrical Safety Rules 1st July 2020

Check your smoke detectors

A few minutes of your time during the year will ensure that your smoke alarm is working and could help save your life and the lives of your family. You should: Test your smoke alarm when the clocks are changed and vacuum it gently using the soft brush attachment to remove dust from the sensors Once a year change the battery (unless it’s a ten-year alarm) After 10 years it’s best to get a whole new alarm.

Garden safety

Safety must always come first! When mowing and strimming the grass or cutting the hedges, do you use an RCD for your safety? Do you get frustrated that the extension lead never quite reaches the area of lawn or hedge that you need to reach? Or you can’t put your outdoor halogen heater or water feature where you want to? Perhaps an outside waterproof socket would be the solution? Contact us today for a free no obligation estimate.