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Letting residential property has become an increasingly popular investment.
Mr. Electric Kent lets Landlords relax
Compared to some European countries, the size of the UK private rental sector is relatively small, only accounting for around two million households, the market is set to continue to grow as more and more people turn to property for a retirement nest egg.
With electrics you can never be sure when a fault or breakdown is going to happen, that is why we are often approached to enter a property initially to do a free visual check and highlight any problems that may be evident. As many prospective landlords discover, some homes may not be such a good investment as they initially seem, that's why our Free Visual Check is key in making the right choices.
Our round the clock service also proves to be a huge support and narrows the time between initial contact and completion of the job.
A popular and often essential service for landlords is the 12 month protection plan, designed to give both the landlord and tenant peace of mind. As part of our ongoing commitment regular visits to the property would take place to inspect and highlight any immediate or possible problems, saving all parties the inconvenience, hassle and stress that can occur with electrical faults and breakdowns.
Mr. Electric Kent can offer a preventative maintenance package tailored specifically to your needs to ensure that you are able to continue with your own work in the knowledge that Mr. Electric Kent is taking care of your electrical requirements safely and efficiently.
Landlord services include:
- Free Visual Safety Check
- General electrical installation, maintenance & repair
- Periodic Inspections
- Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
- Smoke, fire & intruder alarm installation, maintenance, testing & repair
- Rewiring & extra points
- Electric heaters and showers
- Indoor and outdoor heating and lighting solutions
The Paper Mountain
Having worked with landlords for many years, we are aware of the paper work and problems that can arise on a daily basis. Therefore our objective is to help alleviate any additional red tape that may occur, complete all work to the highest standard and give clients the option of an insurance-backed guarantee.
The Latest Regulations
Prospective and current landlords need to consider and understand the new Part P Building Regulations. Introduced in 2005, Part P is intended to increase the safety of households by improving the design, installation, inspection and the testing of electrical installations in homes whether they are being newly built, extended or altered. Failure to comply with the Building Regulations is a criminal offence and local authorities have the power to require the removal or alteration of work that does not comply.
As a result landlords will have to follow new guidelines when carrying out electrical work in the home or garden. It is therefore important to remember, those who are not registered including 'DIY-ers', must notify or submit plans to a building control body before commencing work including repairs, replacements and maintenance work, extra power or lighting points and other alterations to existing circuits in specialist locations such as the kitchen, and rooms containing a bath tub or shower basin, swimming or paddling pools and garden lighting.
As members of the NICEIC Approved Contractor, the Domestic Installer and the Electro Technical Assessment Schemes, Mr. Electric Kent is able to self-certify compliance with the Building Regulations whenever we carry out maintenance, repairs or any type of electrical work.
Looking After All Your Property Needs
Working closely with other companies such as Aire Serv, which specialises in the service, maintenance, indoor air quality and system upgrades for the residential and commercial heating and cooling industry and Drain Doctor, a full service combining plumbing and drainage, Mr. Electric Kent is able to provide a complete service to all clients.
To take advantage of our Customer Protection Plan, or simply to discuss your property needs, call us today on 01303 255 994.