At Hexo Services, we believe every person deserves a safe place to call home – one that has been thoroughly vetted against current safety standards. Each year, more than half of all accidental household fires are triggered by electrical faults, which is why landlords should make electrical safety their priority.
New Government regulations came into force on 1st June 2020, making it mandatory for landlords within the private rented sector to have their electrical installations, and any household equipment provided, tested every five years, or more frequently for older buildings.
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 mean electrical installations in rental properties must be assessed and repaired by a qualified engineer. The regulations apply to all properties within the sector, including HMOs (Houses of Multiple Occupancy).
This is where we come in. At Hexo Services, we offer comprehensive testing, inspection services and same-day remedial works to private landlords across London and the South East, so you can rest assured that your properties are up-to-date with current safety standards. Our services include:
Residential Condition Reports
A Residential Condition Report is a survey that provides an overview of a property’s condition and risk factors. Should you employ Hexo Services, we will carry out a thorough examination of the electrical installations within your property, highlight any remedial works needed and advise on next steps.
Our PAT Testing services will render your home and all the appliances within it compliant with current safety standards. These are in place to prevent injury or damage from electrical faults. Our comprehensive service includes visual inspections, thorough electrical testing and detailed labelling.
Consumer Unit Upgrades
Out dated consumer units, or fuse boxes, can be life-threatening. Therefore it’s important for landlords to be aware of the age and current condition of their property’s equipment. All new consumer units offer dual protection Residual Current Devices (RCD), which identify errors and trip the system, cutting off power to stop the risk of fire or injury. We can upgrade your system to ensure it offers necessary protection and complies with current safety rules.
Under the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020, landlords have 28 days to arrange any repair work, once an inspection has been carried out. At Hexo Services, we complete remedial work on the very same day, to reduce the amount of bookings needed, minimise disruption for your tenants and limit costs.
We can handle the booking of all jobs with the individual tenants and offer lower rates for high volumes of properties. Plus, with fast certificate turnaround times, you can sit back and let us take care of your homes and your tenants. To find out more, get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 0207 315 4151. Ready to get started? Make a Booking here.