Landlords and electrics – what you need to know

Landlords have a lot of responsibilities when it comes to their properties and tenants. This includes a requirement to check the electrics. You must ensure that they are safe and that you always stay within the law. This way your tenants won’t be in danger. You will also have peace of mind that you are doing the right thing. We are the electricians Leicestershire relies on for both advice and premier services.

The Law

When it comes to the safety of a building, the landlord must ensure that any electrics are in good condition. This is from when a tenant moves in and throughout their stay. Checking fittings like lights and sockets is essential. This is as well as inspecting any appliances supplied, as they all must have the CE marking to meet the European law.

The government is also introducing a new requirement. This is that private rent sector houses must get an inspection every 5 years. A thorough check of all electrical installations helps people know that they’re safe. This is on top of the existing law for HMO properties to have a check every 5 years.


You should also ensure that any electricians working on your property are registered. That way you know you have chosen someone responsible. You can also carry out visual checks yourself to look for any obvious signs of issues. Sights like scorch marks mean that you need to call an expert in straight away.

We are members of the Electrical Contractors’ Association. This is as well as the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting. Because of this we can carry out various jobs and meet the highest standards. We can also provide electrical installation certificates for everything completed.

Q-Energy can help you make sure that the electrics in your property are safe. We have over 30 years of experience. This is in the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors. We are happy to work on different size projects so contact us to get started. We are some of the highest quality electricians Leicestershire has to offer.