From the outset, we advise that all landlords carry out regular visual checks to see if there are any obvious issues that need rectifying. Here is what to look out for:
Broken accessories (such as light switches and plug sockets).
Signs of scorching around plug sockets which indicate overloading.
Damaged light sockets or the presence of discolouration or burn marks.
Lack of RCD protection, especially for those that have equipment in the bathroom.
A strong, often fishlike smell coming from any electrical equipment; a sign of overheating.
Damaged or trailing cables to appliances.
The correct use of extension leads.
If in doubt, we strongly advise contacting us to assess the condition of the installation or rectify any faults, without delay to prevent accidents.