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Low Voltage Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1989

The regulations state that all equipment must be SAFE. The definition of SAFE is that not only must there be no RISK of death or injury to humans, but also that there be no RISK of causing either death or injury to domestic animals or any damage to property.

ALL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT IN RENTED PROPERTY MUST COMPLY NOW THERE IS NO PHASING PERIOD

WHAT APPLIANCES ARE COVERED ? All electrical equipment including any electrical apparatus designed or adapted for use with low voltage.

This covers for example: KETTLES. TOASTERS. SPIN DRYERS. TELEVISION SETS. IMMERSION HEATERS. COOKERS

There is no set time given for testing, although HOME LETS have contacted Croydon and Bromley Trading Standards who both advise that they require testing on an annual basis.

ALL LANDLORDS should make arrangements to have appliances tested by a NIC EIC contractor, details should be made available to Trading Standards, Home Lets and Tenant on request.

LANDLORDS must advise HOME LETS in writing whether you wish HOME LETS to be responsible for arranging testing and keeping appropriate records. The cost of testing and necessary works will be deducted from relevant monthly rentals.

Each item should carry a label stating it has been tested/name of tester and date, in addition an instruction booklet for each appliance must be supplied to the tenant (in English) and noted on the inventory.