Quick Tip: BS5389:6 Has been updated. The new grade is grade F2. This is the lowest rating on the detector scale. This is a user replaceable battery typically 9v and is often seen in many of our homes (usually yellowed and non-functional) because the battery has been removed or it was "Chirping" (because the battery was failing). Another Quick Tip: Landlords Please Take Note; These are NOT suitable for the rental market.
Quick Tip: BS5389:6 Has been updated. The :6 bit is relevant for the domestic market so applies to Me n You. In an effort to reduce the confusion with regards to what complies & what doesn't the authorities have added some more categories . Stay calm iv'e got this covered, Updates on the way...........
Electrical Testing Advice for Landlords
Plans for mandatory five-year electrical safety checks in the private rental sector in England have finally been confirmed by the UK government. This move, which requires further legislation, means that all landlords will be required to have an electrical check (EICR) on their property(s) by a qualified electrician. This rule will mirror those already in operation in Scotland whose rental safety standards currently far outweigh those of the rest of the UK.
A mistake that perhaps many of us are guilty of making is the way we charge our phones. Phone batteries are known for going flat at the most annoying of times.The most sensible way to charge a phone is on a worktop away from wet areas or soft furnishings. However this can also mean that you might miss an important phone call or can't continue with that live chat in comfort!
Are All Landlord Electrical Certificates Created Equally?
Two people became trapped upstairs during a fire spread weeks after their landlord was told their fire alarm did not work -
Logan Taylor, three, and Jake Casey, two, died in a blaze at their home in Huddersfield in 2016 -
Widespread reforms are on the way that will affect some landlords with HMO properties - If you own one of the 500 private properties in Coventry currently listed as Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) you need to be aware that licensing changes are to be introduced on 1st October 2018.
The government deadline is when the Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Order 2018 automatically replaces the 2016 Order meaning no further time will be granted for landlords to make the required changes.
A big passion of mine is to help to keep you and your family safe in and around your home. As an Electrician in Coventry, I regularly promote the safe use of electrical equipment and give electrical safety advice in the form of my blogs. This time I am covering the issue of "how to decide which local Electrician in Coventry to use"
The regulations surrounding Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) changed on the 1st April 2018 in England & Wales. There has been concerns within the industry with uncertainty amongst Estate agents, Landlords and tenants alike as to when these changes would come into effect and just what the implications of these changes would mean for all of those involved.