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  1. Lister1987

    The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020

    What's everyone's take on this? Mandates inspect every 5 years by a QUALIFIED person, whereas EAWR and BS7671 state COMPETENT person. Obviously it won't stop cowboys but does raise the Competent v Qualified debate...
  2. P

    The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020

    Good Evening All, I hope this is the correct forum, please do move if I have my neutral in the live / wires crossed. Thank you for your help with my HMO query. In return, you may be interested in the draft of The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations...
  3. P

    PAT testing scope for a salon with a rented room

    All, I’m hoping to pick up a PAT testing job for a salon. Quite happy with the main part of it for the owner, but this salon rents a room to another beautician who has their own appliances. The person in the rented room is not an employee of the owner. Q ~ Should the rented room fall under the...
  4. J

    Am I liable to pay

    I rent a property in the UK. All of the sockets in my house were tripping, even when all sockets were switched off. An electrician came out, sent by the estate agent who manages the property. They determined it was an appliance of mine that tripped the power. He said something about why the...
  5. mattg4321

    Rewiring a 2 bed house to be rented out - SPD required?

    As per the title, if you were rewiring a small house to be rented out would you, or should you fit an SPD? Doing one soon and been screwed down on price a bit further than we would like ideally. However we have a quiet few weeks until a couple of bigger jobs start and it's local and empty...
  6. M

    New rented sector regs what’s your thoughts on this

    Housing Minister tightens up rules on electrical safety to better protect renters - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/housing-minister-tightens-up-rules-on-electrical-safety-to-better-protect-renters Well they are going to bring English housing in rented sector into line with the current...
  7. pirate

    Update on Smoke Alarms In Rented Properties

    I know this was on a thread recently, but it's easier to start a new one, just to bring those of you in Scotland up to date. This is from the Scottish Association of Landlords today: "We are delighted to report that after a long campaign by SAL, the housing minister has announced that fire...
  8. P

    Rented property, TT system, No RCD.

    Over 2 years ago a friend rented a house, After a brief look, the dangers were apparent. At the mains a TT system with small bonding cables, and no RCD just a Henley block fitted where the is a shadow mark the size of an old voltage operated trip, then rewireable fuses. Round the house every...
  9. gazzamikes

    Difference between customer generations!

    has anyone else noticed this? the older generations are lot better and thankful than the younger ones? i'm only 22 myself and my apprentice is 17, and we've noticed a huge different in the ages. even got to a point we've removed ourselves from a local site recently because the 28 yr olds were...
  10. S

    Smoke alarms in rental properties

    Hey up all, finally actually STARTIN a thread as opposed to just reading them for once! Im sure this has been done before but thought id ask. Client is doing up an old 2 up 2 down terrace to rent out and got quite a few bits to do. Not a full re-wire just board change, extra sockets, bonding...
  11. L

    Pir years ?

    Daft question, brains gone, pir on rented house, how many years for next inspection?, 5 rings a bell somewhere, it's a long term tennant so no change of occupier will be done, 10 years for rented sounds wrong?:D
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