Electrical Safety

All landlords are legally required to make sure the wiring and any electrical appliances they provide in a rented home are safe. We test that your home’s electrical system and fitted appliances are safe. We’ll contact you when we need to do this. You must allow us access to your home to inspect or fix any problems. The condition and safety of appliances you bring into your home are your responsibility. If you have any doubts about the safety of your appliance, get it tested or replace it. Find a registered electrician in your area.

Electrical fire is the top cause of accidental fire in UK homes, reduce the risk:

  • Switch off your electrical appliances when you’re not using them
  • Always follow the manufacturer guidance for electric items – this includes using correct bulbs for light fittings
  • Never use damaged plugs, cables or sockets. Make visual checks of your electrics and appliances to ensure they are in good working order. Learn more about what to look for here.

Safe product use:

  • Buy electronic items from trustworthy sources and use according to the manufacturer’s guidance
  • Only use the chargers supplied with your mobile or device and don’t leave charging overnight
  • Only use bulbs with the recommended wattage for your light fittings
  • Don’t use mains powered appliances in bathrooms
  • Keep electrical appliances and leads away from water
  • Don’t run cables from electrical appliances (including extension leads) under carpets or rugs
  • Don’t use the top of the microwave for extra storage
  • Keep combustible materials away from electric sources (fuse box/electricity meter)

You can also register your own electrical appliances to give you piece of mind and help you to be the first to know of any safety repairs or recalls.

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