Landlords and Letting Agents
We are specialists in the rented property sector
and offer our Landlords and Letting Agents:
a Single inspections and
testing of Gas Safety; Electrical
Appliances (PAT); Electrical Installation - Routine
report and full Electrical Installation Condition
Energy Performance Certificates.
a Combined inspections for gas, electric,
performance. One inspection engineer to carry out gas
electrical safety inspections and, if required, energy
This feature of the service reduces time
yourselves, and tenants in organising and arranging
One call - One appointment - One visit.
a Appliance servicing - gas
fires, boilers, and water heaters
which are not regularly serviced are a common source of
and Carbon Monoxide. Regular servicing protects your
tenants, protects appliances, extends their life, and
them run more economically and efficiently.
a Reminders when inspections or
servicing are due
inspection, testing, and service management. For
Landlords with larger portfolios, and Letting Agencies, we offer
to manage all inspections, testing, and servicing to ensure you
are able to focus elsewhere with peace of mind. We can
remind you in advance and arrange for the work to be
out, or if appropriate contact your tenants directly.
Why do you need an electrical safety
By law you are required to ensure your electric
appliances and systems are safe. There is a requirement for
Landlords and Letting Agents to take adequate steps to protect the users of their
appliances from both electric shock and fire hazard. If you don’t
have them inspected how will you know if they are safe? Any
defence is likely to fail under “due diligence” if there was a
reasonable step that could have been taken but was not.
Electrical fires in the home occur at a rate of
2,200/year in the UK. It could happen to one of your properties.
While it is highly likely you are insured, will your insurance cover
an un-inspected property? Who will cover your insurance excess? Who
will cover the lost rent while the property is being returned to
habitable condition. Will it be investigated? Almost certainly,
and could you show that the electrical installation and appliances
were safe? How would you deal with injuries, or worse, to your
If it were inspected for electrical safety it
would reduce the risk of a fire. It would also show you had acted
positively towards the safety of your property and tenants
The number of electric shocks in the home is
substantial, however the number of deaths or serious injuries from
these shocks is small. This disproportionately small number is not
by accident. It is by design, due largely to the UK electrical
regulations. These go a long way to minimise the risk of death or
serious injury from an electrical shock or fire. However this is
only true if the equipment and installation are compatible with
accepted electrical safety standards. Are yours?
Having an inspection would reduce the risk and
help ensure any possible problems were likely to be minimised,
whether from injury, damage to property, or exposure to
Why do you need a gas safety inspection?
As a Landlord or Letting Agent that will be obvious, it a legal
requirement. It is not a misdemeanour - it is a criminal offence
not to have your properties checked annually for gas safety.
Apart from the legal requirement, consider that
every year in the UK around 30 people die from faulty gas
appliances. Only a small percentage of these die from explosions,
the vast majority die from the invisible killer, Carbon Monoxide.
You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, but only a very small amount
is needed to cause death.
Advice from the Health and Safety Executive
Why do you need Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)?
As from 4th January 2009 EPCs are required when
properties are sold or are rented out to new tenants. Once completed
an EPC is valid for 10 years.
Our Current Charges for Landlords:
Volume discounts are available for Letting Agencies - please call
Gas Safety Inspection -
covers up to three appliances
£55 + £10 per
open flue or
chimney - if applicable
Gas Appliance Servicing
From £30 -
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
Typical flat - on one level
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
formerly known as Periodic Electrical
Commercial and Industrial
£110 for up to 6 circuits
£16 per circuit
Routine Electrical Inspection
Portable Appliance Testing - PAT
*£55 (*£44) for first 10 Items
next 10 items @ £3.50 each
next 100 items @ £2.50 each
100 + please
Fit gas or electric cooker, hob, or oven
Disconnect and cap off gas appliance Additional appliances
*Less 20% discount if
carried out at the same time as any other inspection
E.G. Gas Safety Inspection + Routine Electrical Inspection: £55 + £44 =
Gas Safety Inspection + PAT
Testing 5 items: £55 + £22 = £79
Our prices include an allowance for travelling and parking.
However, they may be subject to a travel supplement if
premises are more than 10 miles from our Glasgow office;
Similarly, areas with high parking costs, for example City
Centre and Airports, parking fees will be charged at cost.
Prices shown exclude VAT.