The number of UK households living in rented property has doubled in the last ten years, with increasing house prices and slow wage growth making it harder for people to get on the housing ladder. Approximately 5 million households are currently living in private rented accommodation, which equates to 21% of the total, with this number expected to rise to 5.8 million in the next five years, according to estate agency Knight Frank.
Many homeowners have also become so-called “accidental landlords” – forced to rent out their existing property to cover mortgage repayments so that they can afford to make their next move. Whether you’re a seasoned landlord or new to property rentals, it’s important to have access to a reliable electrician who can carry out the necessary checks before you purchase a new property or make an existing property available for rental.
Peace of Mind
You can never be sure when an electrical fault or breakdown is going to occur. That’s why we’re often approached in the initial stages to do a free visual check of a property and highlight any problems that may be evident. As many prospective landlords discover, some homes may not be as good an investment as they initially seem. Our free visual check can therefore be key to them making the right decision.
Another popular and often essential service for landlords is our 12-month protection plan. Designed to give both landlords and tenants peace of mind, we will make regular visits to a property to inspect and highlight any immediate or possible problems, saving all parties the inconvenience, hassle and stress that can occur with electrical faults and breakdowns. These are just a couple of the services that Mr. Electric provides to landlords. Others include:
- General electrical installation, maintenance and repair
- Periodic inspection and testing
- Emergency callout
- Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
- Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
- Smoke, fire and intruder alarms
- Rewiring and extra points
- Electric heaters and showers
- Indoor and outdoor heating
- Internal and external lighting solutions
Our electricians are highly trained and available 24/7 to attend to any electrical emergency. All work will be carried out with minimal disruption to your property, and our fixed prices mean you’ll always be in control of the cost.
The Latest Regulations
Prospective and current landlords need to consider and understand Part P of the Building Regulations for England and Wales – or the Building Standards in Scotland – which is intended to increase the safety of households by improving the design, installation, inspection and testing of electrical installations in homes, whether they are being newly built, extended or altered.
Part P stipulates that landlords must notify or submit plans to a building control body before commencing work including repairs, replacements and maintenance work, extra power or lighting points and other alterations to existing circuits in certain parts of a property, including bathrooms, which pose a risk to homeowners.
As members of the NICEIC Approved Contractor, the Domestic Installer and the Electro Technical Assessment Schemes, Mr. Electric is able to self-certify compliance with the Building Regulations whenever we carry out maintenance, repairs or any type of electrical work.
Looking After All Your Property Needs
Working closely with other companies such as Aire Serv, which specialises in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration services for UK homes and businesses, and Drain Doctor, a provider of expert plumbing and drainage solutions, Mr. Electric is able to provide a complete service to all property owners.
To take advantage of our Customer Protection Plan, or simply to discuss your property needs, give us a call on 0800 7311 606 today.
Fast, efficient and friendly.
I have used Mr. Electric several times now - they are always very helpful and friendly, plus they leave the place clean and tidy afterwards. They do exactly what is required.
Porthmeor, St Ives
Very satisfied. Wayne was excellent.
Always helpful and provide a great service.
Came out same day and fixed the problem instantly. Great service, polite and punctual, will recommend to all and will definitely use for next project.
Mrs Jo Elliott
Installed quickly and efficiently and all issues encountered were overcome.
Mr R Hams
Town centre, Truro
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