It us a legal requirement for Landlords to have all the gas appliances in a rented property safety-tested every 12 months by a Gas Safety registered engineer. At In Home Property Services we can provide you with your certificate annually to make sure that you fulfil your legal obligations. You will receive two copies of the certificate, one for your Estate Agent or Tenant and a copy for yourself. The certificate takes approximately 40 minutes to complete and is carried out by one of our fully registered Gas Safety Engineers.
If you are renting or selling your property as of the 1st of October 2008 you will require an Energy Performance Certificate also known as an EPC. This is required before marketing of your property can commence.
The EPC lasts 10 years and is carried out by one of our accredited energy assessors. This certificate is fully complaint and can be used with any estate agent.
A Periodic Electrical Inspection is an in-depth inspection of the electrical installation followed by a comprehensive six-page report detailing recommendations and remedial work required. The Periodic Electrical Inspection is the most detailed inspection of the electrical installation and ensures functionality and safety. Landlords Renting through Housing Associations and Councils will need this as a mandatory document. 1ST time Landlords that have not had electrics tested in the last five years are also highly recommended to have this carried out.
The PAT test includes up to 10 electrical appliances that are portable. Any additional items will be charged at a cost of £2.00 per item.
It should also be noted that plug sockets for the items should be visible and freely accessible. In Home Property Services are unable to move items due to insurance and liability restrictions.
Emergency Lighting is lighting for an emergency, whether it be caused by a fire – when it is essential to quickly locate firefighting equipment and identify exit routes from the premises. Or break in the normal lighting supplies leading to sudden darkness and the resultant hazard to human life, either through physical danger or panic.
Emergency lighting is normally required to operate fully automatically and give illumination of a sufficiently high level to enable persons of all ages to evacuate the premises safely.
Fire alarm control panel is the controlling component of a Fire Alarm system.
The panel receives information from environmental sensors designed to detect changes associated with fire, monitors their operational integrity and provides for automatic control of equipment, and transmission of information necessary to prepare the facility for fire based on a predetermined sequence.