Electrical Safety Advice for Landlords
Every year around 20,000 electrical fires break out in homes across the UK - a shockingly high number when you think that most of these could be avoided by regular checking of appliances and electrical installations.
The majority of these fires are caused by electrical products, such as cookers, washing machines or portable heaters, and a smaller percentage are caused by issues with the wiring of a home. Excessive current, poor connections, and insulation breakdown are some of the most common causes.
As a landlord, it’s your ethical and legal responsibility to ensure that your tenants are protected as much as possible from electrical injuries that can occur through fires or electric shocks.