Information for landlords

What the regulations say:


Private Landlords must ensure every electrical installation in their residential premises is inspected and tested at intervals of no more than 5 years by a qualified and competent person.

In England, Under The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020, landlords are required to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested, at least every five years, by a person who is qualified and competent. This applies to new tenancies from the 1st July 2020 and to all other tenancies from the 1st April 2021. For detailed Guidance on these Regulations, please click here.

Using an Electrical Inspector registered through NAPIT's Electrical Inspector Scheme gives you the confidence that the person undertaking the electrical inspection and testing of your electrical installation satisfies the ‘competent and qualified’ requirement of the Regulations in England, Scotland and Wales. 

NAPIT registered installers are:

 Able to complete work safely and to legally required standards
 Regularly assessed to ensure their ongoing competence
 Capable of working to the very latest health and safety regulations
 Able to provide you with the necessary certificates to demonstrate the regulatory compliance of the work they do. These certificates may be requested by tenants, insurance providers and solicitors and may be needed if you are looking to let or come to sell your property.

Worried about the cost?

Using a NAPIT registered installer can save you time and money by helping you avoid building control fees. They are able to provide the certificates you may need when you come to sell your home, and notify the relevant authority too.

Supporting our members to support you

Choosing a qualified NAPIT registered electrical inspector will ensure you meet your requirements of using a qualified and competent person under the Electrical Safety Regulations. NAPIT members are regularly assessed onsite to assure their competence and can provide the necessary Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) and certificates you need to demonstrate your compliance. As an EICR can be quite lengthy and technical, NAPIT have created a “Landlord Electrical Installation Safety Record”. This record is used by our members to confirm either a satisfactory EICR has been completed or confirms the required improvement work has been completed following the issuing of an unsatisfactory EICR. This one page ‘highlight’ report could then be used to issue to tenants to demonstrate compliance with the regulations and will be a lot easier to understand. You can also get peace of mind when using a NAPIT Registered Installers to undertake any remedial or further investigation work as our Work Quality Guarantee will apply to notifiable work should the installer cease trading (Terms and Conditions Apply). You must make sure that any work carried out is completed under a written contract and notified to NAPIT.

What we can do for you ?

At Thompson's Services we can take the hassle out of your electrical testing. We can provide fixed wiring testing as per the above guidelines along with Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) in line with Guidance Note 4 as recommended by the IET and HSE.

All of our certificates follow the templates as set out by the IET which means they are fully compliant with local authorities etc. These certificates can be emailed as PDF documents and we keep copies so you can obtain duplicates as required. We also set up reminders of your retest so you can be sure of always being upto date.

Give us a call on 07889 363158 and book your appointment.