Electrical Safety

Electrical Periodic Inspections

The Scottish Government have now introduced legislation, which requires landlords to carry out an Electric Installation Condition Report (EICR) every 5 years. Similar to the gas safety requirements we are legally obliged to carry these inspections out and if we are unable to arrange an appointment, we will seek to gain access to properties to carry this out. Should we need to force access to your property you will be recharged all resultant costs.

Alarm Upgrade Works

As you may be aware, the Scottish Government has introduced new fire safety legislation that will extend the existing high standard of protection from smoke and fire, currently required in private rented housing, to all homes across Scotland.

This will require the Association to extend smoke detection into living rooms, hallways and provide heat detection in kitchens. This upgrade allows the alarms to be interlinked therefore provides added fire protection for you and your family.

We would ask that you please allow our Contractors access to your home to carry out electrical inspections and alarm upgrade work as it could save your life.

Use of competent tradesmen

All electrical works carried out in your home must be done so by a qualified electrician who is SELECT / NICEIC registered.  On completion of the works, they must provide you with a certificate detailing the repair or installation, a copy of which should be forwarded to The Association.