Ensuring your property is safe from electrical hazards and potential fires for your tenants is a crucial responsibility of being a landlord. Your apartments have to meet a minimum safety standard and follow electrical and wiring regulations to minimise any danger or risk. In the United Kingdom, it’s important that you have your electrics properly inspected before renting out to anyone, and to have them checked again regularly by a professional. An electrical safety inspection – done successfully – will earn you a certificate which proves that your property is safe, both to your tenants and the government. The details on the certificate can also help electricians do their jobs properly when rewiring or managing issues in your building.

Here are a few of your burning questions about electrical for rented properties and getting a great inspection done, answered!

How much does an electrical inspection cost in the United Kingdom?

Did you know that the substantial majority of deadly house fires in the United Kingdom are linked to poor wiring or electrical failure? Having an inspection done on your property’s electricals is not a suggestion, but an absolute must! So that begs the question – how much does a proper electrical inspection cost in the United Kingdom? Of course, the price of inspection will depend on your house and your wiring.

Luckily, an inspection almost definitely won’t break the bank, especially when the benefits outweigh the costs. Take a three-bedroom house, for example. You could expect to pay a couple of hundred pounds in total for the electrical inspection, and the process is quick and easy. Most houses have fuse boxes with less than circuits, meaning the inspection shouldn’t take long. And the price per room decreases as the property grows, so with an apartment block you won’t be paying £200 for every three rooms – there will be a significant discount. If your property requires a lot of circuits and wiring, the inspection might take longer and will certainly cost more, but not by a wide margin.

If you need more information and an accurate quote for an inspection, please contact us here!

How much notice does a landlord need to give for an electrical inspection?

Landlords have big responsibilities for keeping their tenants safe and their electrical wiring meeting good standards. Recent regulations mean all landlords need valid electrical inspection certificates, but to have an inspection done they must notify their tenants of the event at the very minimum twenty-four hours before it goes ahead. We recommend, if possible, that you let your renters know that they should expect an electrical inspection a good seven days before the event. Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, it’s good to know who will be inspecting your property and ensure they have the proper and correct qualifications to perform the job. And it’s in the best interest of both tenants and landlord that the electrician doesn’t feel any rush at all, otherwise they may overlook flaws or not spot bad wiring which could cause a tragic accident.

Is it illegal to do your own electric work in the UK?

With all this in mind, you might be tempted to do your electric work for your property by yourself. It definitely saves a bit of money at least, and possibly time if you work fast but effectively. The good news is that currently in the United Kingdom it is legal for you to perform your own electric wiring work and inspections by yourself, as long as you have the training, experience, and knowledge to do it properly. You’re allowed to do most of the important parts of electrical work. However, the downside of this is that you will still have to hire an electrician to drop by and quickly inspect your work to verify that what you’ve done is safe and correct. For many landlords, this makes doing the electrical work themselves pointless, and honestly, you might just prefer to hire a professional once and get it over with! This is what we personally recommend.

Do I need any electrical certificate to sell my house in the UK?

Believe it or not, in the United Kingdom you are not legally obligated to source your buyers with a valid electrical inspection safety certificate if you’re planning to sell your house or property. As a landlord, it’s essential that you have proper inspections done, but if you’re merely trying to sell your family house or something similar, then you can go ahead without a certificate.

But this does not apply in all cases. For example, if you’re selling through an agent or representative, you will absolutely need to have a good inspection done and the electrical safety of your property to be verified. Also, many solicitors will ask you to provide details on the safety features of your house and to verify that it is following all United Kingdom safety standards, and yes, this does mean an electrical inspection.

As a landlord, there’s not really a way out – you’re legally responsible for the safety of your tenants, and this involves making sure that all your wiring, lights, sockets, and circuits are updated, high-quality and not wearing. So, having an electrical inspection done is a legal obligation in the interests of keeping your renters safe. Many tenants ask for details on the safety standards of properties they’re interested in, so it’s always recommended to have an electrical safety certificate on hand if they ask, and if there is any government inspection in the future, you’ll be set for it if you’ve prepared in advance.

In conclusion, therefore, whether you are a landlord or just selling your house, you’re almost definitely going to need an electrical safety inspection done so you can go ahead. It is essential to keeping people safe and minimizing hazards.

At C&M, we provide electrical management services for every type of rented property, whether it is residential or commercial. We are a NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) approved contractors. So, with us, you can be sure that you will get professional and best service. If you want to learn more or find out specific details for your property, please feel free to contact us here!

Ensuring your property is safe from electrical hazards and potential fires for your tenants is a crucial responsibility of being a landlord. Your apartments have to meet a minimum safety standard and follow electrical and wiring regulations to minimise any danger or risk. In the United Kingdom, it’s important that you have your electrics properly inspected before renting out to anyone, and to have them checked again regularly by a professional. An electrical safety inspection – done successfully – will earn you a certificate which proves that your property is safe, both to your tenants and the government. The details on the certificate can also help electricians do their jobs properly when rewiring or managing issues in your building.

Here are a few of your burning questions about electrical for rented properties and getting a great inspection done, answered!

How much does an electrical inspection cost in the United Kingdom?

Did you know that the substantial majority of deadly house fires in the United Kingdom are linked to poor wiring or electrical failure? Having an inspection done on your property’s electricals is not a suggestion, but an absolute must! So that begs the question – how much does a proper electrical inspection cost in the United Kingdom? Of course, the price of inspection will depend on your house and your wiring.

Luckily, an inspection almost definitely won’t break the bank, especially when the benefits outweigh the costs. Take a three-bedroom house, for example. You could expect to pay a couple of hundred pounds in total for the electrical inspection, and the process is quick and easy. Most houses have fuse boxes with less than circuits, meaning the inspection shouldn’t take long. And the price per room decreases as the property grows, so with an apartment block you won’t be paying £200 for every three rooms – there will be a significant discount. If your property requires a lot of circuits and wiring, the inspection might take longer and will certainly cost more, but not by a wide margin.

If you need more information and an accurate quote for an inspection, please contact us here!

How much notice does a landlord need to give for an electrical inspection?

Landlords have big responsibilities for keeping their tenants safe and their electrical wiring meeting good standards. Recent regulations mean all landlords need valid electrical inspection certificates, but to have an inspection done they must notify their tenants of the event at the very minimum twenty-four hours before it goes ahead. We recommend, if possible, that you let your renters know that they should expect an electrical inspection a good seven days before the event. Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, it’s good to know who will be inspecting your property and ensure they have the proper and correct qualifications to perform the job. And it’s in the best interest of both tenants and landlord that the electrician doesn’t feel any rush at all, otherwise they may overlook flaws or not spot bad wiring which could cause a tragic accident.

Is it illegal to do your own electric work in the UK?

With all this in mind, you might be tempted to do your electric work for your property by yourself. It definitely saves a bit of money at least, and possibly time if you work fast but effectively. The good news is that currently in the United Kingdom it is legal for you to perform your own electric wiring work and inspections by yourself, as long as you have the training, experience, and knowledge to do it properly. You’re allowed to do most of the important parts of electrical work. However, the downside of this is that you will still have to hire an electrician to drop by and quickly inspect your work to verify that what you’ve done is safe and correct. For many landlords, this makes doing the electrical work themselves pointless, and honestly, you might just prefer to hire a professional once and get it over with! This is what we personally recommend.

Do I need any electrical certificate to sell my house in the UK?

Believe it or not, in the United Kingdom you are not legally obligated to source your buyers with a valid electrical inspection safety certificate if you’re planning to sell your house or property. As a landlord, it’s essential that you have proper inspections done, but if you’re merely trying to sell your family house or something similar, then you can go ahead without a certificate.

But this does not apply in all cases. For example, if you’re selling through an agent or representative, you will absolutely need to have a good inspection done and the electrical safety of your property to be verified. Also, many solicitors will ask you to provide details on the safety features of your house and to verify that it is following all United Kingdom safety standards, and yes, this does mean an electrical inspection.

As a landlord, there’s not really a way out – you’re legally responsible for the safety of your tenants, and this involves making sure that all your wiring, lights, sockets, and circuits are updated, high-quality and not wearing. So, having an electrical inspection done is a legal obligation in the interests of keeping your renters safe. Many tenants ask for details on the safety standards of properties they’re interested in, so it’s always recommended to have an electrical safety certificate on hand if they ask, and if there is any government inspection in the future, you’ll be set for it if you’ve prepared in advance.

In conclusion, therefore, whether you are a landlord or just selling your house, you’re almost definitely going to need an electrical safety inspection done so you can go ahead. It is essential to keeping people safe and minimizing hazards.

At C&M, we provide electrical management services for every type of rented property, whether it is residential or commercial. We are a NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) approved contractors. So, with us, you can be sure that you will get professional and best service. If you want to learn more or find out specific details for your property, please feel free to contact us here!

If you’re purchasing a property more than twenty-five years old or renovating a building that hasn’t been rewired in the last decade, then replacing the fixtures and electric connections are important to keep the property safe and reliable for modern purposes. So, what can you expect from a house rewiring, and how much will it set you back?

What signs do I need to check to know if my house needs rewiring?

Old electrics and wiring can be extremely dangerous. Bad unit fittings can lead to fires due to frayed connections and will make your appliances unreliable. Apart from preventing injuries, you should also rewire your property if you’re making significant changes to its original wiring. To conform to government standards, house rewiring is crucial. An old fuse box can also be dodgy and potentially lead to dangerously high current flowing through your house. To check if your fuse box is outdated, look for materials like ceramic and wood in it, and inspect the box for age wearing.

How much does house rewiring cost in the UK?

Of course, the price of rewiring the whole property depends on how many rooms you have and the number of electric fittings and outlets you have. A rewiring requires a fair amount of hard work and electrical expertise, so it’s not necessarily cheap, but absolutely important! A three-bedroom house would range between £2000-5000 in Leicester, UK. Five bedrooms could increase that price by £1000 or so.

If you need more accurate pricing information for your unit, here’s a handy link that we think might help you!

The fees for a full property rewiring takes into account the labor and equipment expenses, expertise, and the time needed to complete the work. Usually, a rewiring takes in the region of 3 to 7 days. The house rewiring cost is a house-to-house factor for which a certain figure cannot be given.

What can I expect?

To have a reliable house rewiring done in the United Kingdom, we’ll send out a team of electricians who will inspect the fittings, and make clean openings in your walls to access the wiring. Floorboards also cover some very important cables so some of these need to be removed to refit the electricals. For this reason, it’s best to have a house rewiring done when you’re decorating or renovating the house. The process is usually performed room by room and can take anywhere from about three days to a week, depending on the size of your house. New cabling will be installed in each room to ensure that any fire hazard is brought to an absolute minimum, and sockets and switches will be replaced and updated. Don’t expect well-lit rooms during this time, because all electronic devices and lighting fixtures need to be removed so the electricians can access the cables and fix them.

House rewiring in the UK is typically done in two parts, the first of which involving the installation of new cables and completing the raw circuitry to get the basics down. This is followed by refitting your lighting fixtures, connecting up new sockets, and putting your electronic devices and appliances back in place. 

Some benefits of rewiring your house?

Rewiring your house has a huge multitude of benefits. Firstly, it drastically increases the safety of your property and minimizes the risk of fires, which can break out if wiring is worn or frayed. By replacing the electric cables, our electricians will ensure your house achieves excellent safety standards for the United Kingdom. New wiring also makes your electricity supply more practical and stops localized blackouts – meaning you can keep your appliances going without any unexpected cut-offs.

Having your house rewired is better done sooner rather than later because cables wear down and a rewiring job will end up costing a lot more if you put it off for ages. It’ll also prevent you from being fined by the government if it is found out that your property doesn’t match safety standards and regulations.

What are some tips for rewiring my house?

To be best prepared for your house rewiring, it’s recommended to remove heavy carpets or have your carpet professionally removed so that the electricians can get to the floorboards and the cables underneath them. You’ll also want to move any furniture out of the way – so be ready in advance by getting the heavy furniture away. Make sure all of your appliances and sockets are turned off, switch out the lights, the works.

Before you have your house rewiring done, know where you will put your new furniture and appliances once the project is completed and you’re renovating the house. This will inform you where you want to install a new plug and lights. You should know where the optimum positions for your smoke and heat alarms are.

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We recommend taking out some graph paper and just drawing a sketch of the room plan for each room in your property, with labeled positions for where furniture, sockets, and fixtures will be installed. This will make the rewiring process far easier and a lot less stressful.

How often should I rewire my house?

If you’re worried about having to rewire your house again in the future, then you should definitely do it now because today’s cabling is a lot more long-lasting than outdated fittings, and it’ll prevent you having to break the bank to rewire the house several years on.

A decent, modern house rewiring should last you about fifteen years at the least, and about twenty to twenty-five years on average. While some jobs stay functioning and relatively safe for up to forty years, it’s highly recommended that you ensure good electrical safety standards in your house and rewire it sooner rather than later. So expect another job in a couple of decades!

C& M Electrical Contractors are a team of experienced electricians that strives to bring to you a wide variety of electrical services for businesses and homes across Leicester. We believe in the utmost importance of quality and excellence. Also, the ethics of good work are crucial. We can offer a really competitive price for all the work we do.

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If you’re purchasing a property more than twenty-five years old or renovating a building that hasn’t been rewired in the last decade, then replacing the fixtures and electric connections are important to keep the property safe and reliable for modern purposes. So, what can you expect from a house rewiring, and how much will it set you back?

What signs do I need to check to know if my house needs rewiring?

Old electrics and wiring can be extremely dangerous. Bad unit fittings can lead to fires due to frayed connections and will make your appliances unreliable. Apart from preventing injuries, you should also rewire your property if you’re making significant changes to its original wiring. To conform to government standards, house rewiring is crucial. An old fuse box can also be dodgy and potentially lead to dangerously high current flowing through your house. To check if your fuse box is outdated, look for materials like ceramic and wood in it, and inspect the box for age wearing.

How much does house rewiring cost in the UK?

Of course, the price of rewiring the whole property depends on how many rooms you have and the number of electric fittings and outlets you have. A rewiring requires a fair amount of hard work and electrical expertise, so it’s not necessarily cheap, but absolutely important! A three-bedroom house would range between £2000-5000 in Leicester, UK. Five bedrooms could increase that price by £1000 or so.

If you need more accurate pricing information for your unit, here’s a handy link that we think might help you!

The fees for a full property rewiring takes into account the labor and equipment expenses, expertise, and the time needed to complete the work. Usually, a rewiring takes in the region of 3 to 7 days. The house rewiring cost is a house-to-house factor for which a certain figure cannot be given.

What can I expect?

To have a reliable house rewiring done in the United Kingdom, we’ll send out a team of electricians who will inspect the fittings, and make clean openings in your walls to access the wiring. Floorboards also cover some very important cables so some of these need to be removed to refit the electricals. For this reason, it’s best to have a house rewiring done when you’re decorating or renovating the house. The process is usually performed room by room and can take anywhere from about three days to a week, depending on the size of your house. New cabling will be installed in each room to ensure that any fire hazard is brought to an absolute minimum, and sockets and switches will be replaced and updated. Don’t expect well-lit rooms during this time, because all electronic devices and lighting fixtures need to be removed so the electricians can access the cables and fix them.

House rewiring in the UK is typically done in two parts, the first of which involving the installation of new cables and completing the raw circuitry to get the basics down. This is followed by refitting your lighting fixtures, connecting up new sockets, and putting your electronic devices and appliances back in place. 

Some benefits of rewiring your house?

Rewiring your house has a huge multitude of benefits. Firstly, it drastically increases the safety of your property and minimizes the risk of fires, which can break out if wiring is worn or frayed. By replacing the electric cables, our electricians will ensure your house achieves excellent safety standards for the United Kingdom. New wiring also makes your electricity supply more practical and stops localized blackouts – meaning you can keep your appliances going without any unexpected cut-offs.

Having your house rewired is better done sooner rather than later because cables wear down and a rewiring job will end up costing a lot more if you put it off for ages. It’ll also prevent you from being fined by the government if it is found out that your property doesn’t match safety standards and regulations.

What are some tips for rewiring my house?

To be best prepared for your house rewiring, it’s recommended to remove heavy carpets or have your carpet professionally removed so that the electricians can get to the floorboards and the cables underneath them. You’ll also want to move any furniture out of the way – so be ready in advance by getting the heavy furniture away. Make sure all of your appliances and sockets are turned off, switch out the lights, the works.

Before you have your house rewiring done, know where you will put your new furniture and appliances once the project is completed and you’re renovating the house. This will inform you where you want to install a new plug and lights. You should know where the optimum positions for your smoke and heat alarms are.

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We recommend taking out some graph paper and just drawing a sketch of the room plan for each room in your property, with labeled positions for where furniture, sockets, and fixtures will be installed. This will make the rewiring process far easier and a lot less stressful.

How often should I rewire my house?

If you’re worried about having to rewire your house again in the future, then you should definitely do it now because today’s cabling is a lot more long-lasting than outdated fittings, and it’ll prevent you having to break the bank to rewire the house several years on.

A decent, modern house rewiring should last you about fifteen years at the least, and about twenty to twenty-five years on average. While some jobs stay functioning and relatively safe for up to forty years, it’s highly recommended that you ensure good electrical safety standards in your house and rewire it sooner rather than later. So expect another job in a couple of decades!

C& M Electrical Contractors are a team of experienced electricians that strives to bring to you a wide variety of electrical services for businesses and homes across Leicester. We believe in the utmost importance of quality and excellence. Also, the ethics of good work are crucial. We can offer a really competitive price for all the work we do.

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