As your landlord, we have a duty of care to regularly inspect and test the electrical installation and subsequent wiring within all of our properties. This ensures that your home is compliant in relation to Electrical Safety. It is therefore vital that you allow us access to your home as we require to carry out these important checks.
Regular inspection and testing allows us to identify any possible deterioration with the installation which then enables the Trust to repair and/or upgrade the installation should the need arise.
We will complete a full electrical safety inspection at a maximum interval of every 5 years.
Please note that the contractor will make every effort to arrange a convenient date for the works, if however after three visits, access has not been made available we may need to start legal proceedings to gain access, this may lead to you having to pay any court costs incurred by us.
If the Trust finds any unauthorised or unsafe electrical works when completing electrical inspections or repairs then the unsafe work will be disconnected and removed to make it safe. This could include accessories such as additional sockets, light fittings or wiring to sheds or outhouses.
For general Electrical Safety information please visit www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk