From Feb 2015 it is the responsibility of the landlord to ensure that electrical equipment which is included with the rental is safely installed and safely maintained within rented accommodation.
The Electrical Equipment Safety Regulations 1994 requires that all mains electrical equipment such as kettles, washing machines, cookers, hoovers etc. new or second hand, supplied with the accommodation must be safe.
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What is the Landlord RESPONSIBLE FOR?
A landlord is responsible for:
- Repairs to the structure and exterior of the property, heating and hot water systems, basins, sinks, baths and other sanitaryware
- The safety of gas and electrical appliances
- The fire safety of furniture and furnishings provided under the tenancy
- Ensuring that the property is fit for habitation
- Repairing and keeping in working order the room and water heating equipment
- The common areas in multi-occupancy dwellings
For More Information follow Link www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/landlord-and-tenant-obligations
The Tourism Northern Ireland website states -
Electrical safety laws apply to most electrical equipment in your accommodation. This includes, but is not limited to:
If you are making the equipment available for your guests to use, you will be liable for their safety. For electrical equipment to be regarded as safe, there should be no risk (or only a minimal risk) that the equipment could cause death or injury to any person, or cause damage to property.
You should regularly check and service the electrical goods you supply in your accommodation to ensure their safety by getting. Best practice recommends that regular portable appliance testing (PAT) is carried out on the electrical system and appliances within your accommodation to identify any repairs or upgrades to ensure your electrical safety.