Landlord Electrical Safety Certificate: Glasgow, Edinburgh and Central Scotland

Wilson Electrical provide Landlord Electrical Safety Certificates in Glasgow, Edinburgh and across the central belt of Scotland.

  • Electrical certificates for landlords
  • NICEIC-approved electricians
  • Competent electrical engineers
  • Competitive rates
Landlord Electrical Safety Certificate: Glasgow, Edinburgh and Central Scotland.

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Landlord Electrical Safety Certificates in Scotland

Under the Housing Scotland Act, landlords in Scotland must conduct an electrical safety inspection every five years or before new tenants move in.

We understand the vital role that electrical safety plays in maintaining a secure environment for tenants and protecting landlords from potential liabilities.

Our highly skilled and certified electricians in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Central Scotland will conduct a detailed electrical inspection service to ensure your property meets the highest safety standards.

Whether you’re a private landlord or a letting agent, we are here to provide you with peace of mind, knowing that your electrical systems are safe, compliant and professionally maintained.

Landlord Electrical Safety Certificates in Scotland.

What is a landlord electrical safety inspection?

Private landlords in Scotland must guarantee the electrical safety of their rented properties under the Housing (Scotland) Act. This includes electrical installations, fixtures, fittings, and appliances provided by the landlord as part of the tenancy agreement.

What is a landlord electrical safety inspection?

Owners of private rental properties need to conduct an electrical safety inspection:

  • before a tenancy starts
  • during a tenancy at intervals of five years from the previous inspection.

A certified electrician must carry out this inspection.

Landlords need to perform two types of electrical checks:

  • An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR): a thorough inspection of all electrical installations, fixtures, and fittings within a building or property.
  • Portable Appliance Test (PAT): ensuring electrical appliances comply with safety regulations.

Any item not passing the inspection must be immediately repaired or replaced.

The tenant must be given a copy of the inspection when it is done. A new tenant must be given a copy of the most recent inspection before the tenancy begins.

EICR Glasgow: Electrical Installation Condition Reports

What is an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)?

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is a comprehensive visual inspection and testing of your property’s electrical installation to identify potential hazards and defects.

Common issues such as faulty wiring, defective sockets, and switches should be addressed during inspections to prevent electrical accidents.

The report determines whether the electrical installation is safe for use, needs immediate attention due to safety issues or has recommendations to enhance safety and longevity.

Periodic inspection reports

What does an EICR report look like?

Your EICR inspection will be unsatisfactory if it receives a C1, C2, or FI code. If this happens, any necessary work will be done, and you will be issued an EICR certificate classified as safe.

If you are a landlord or letting agent needing an EICR, please get in touch with us.

Is an EICR a legal requirement?

Before a property can be rented out, it is mandatory to obtain electrical safety certificates, including Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) certificates.

Who can issue an EICR in Scotland?

Our team of skilled electricians in Scotland can perform EICR reports in Glasgow, Edinburgh and across the central belt of Scotland.

  • NICEIC-approved electricians
  • Competitive rates
  • Fully insured

What is PAT Testing?

Landlords must ensure electrical equipment is safe and in good working order. That’s where Portable Appliance Testing (PAT testing) comes in.

PAT testing, or Portable Appliance Testing, ensures electrical appliances are safe to use by testing them to reduce the risk of shocks, fire hazards and most electrical safety defects.

PAT testing Glasgow.

How PAT testing works

Some Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) involves a visual examination to identify any potential electrical safety defect and an earth continuity test to check the grounding of the appliance.

Finally, an insulation test checks if the protective covering keeps electrical wires separate.

How often should Portable Appliance Testing be carried out?

To obtain a Scottish Landlord Electrical Safety Certificate, landlords must undergo PAT testing for their appliances every five years.

While there is no legal requirement for annual PAT testing, a yearly check is generally considered good practice to resolve electrical problems promptly. Consider the property type and the appliances when determining the frequency of electrical testing.

How long are PAT testing certificates valid?

PAT testing record certificate doesn’t have a formal expiration date. The recommended re-testing period varies based on the type of equipment and its usage.

Class 1 electrical equipment should be tested every 48 months, with Class 2 appliances tested every 24 months.

Landlord certificates

Landlord certificates for private landlords & letting agents.

  • NICEIC-approved electricians
  • Competent electrical engineers
  • Competitive rates
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Electrical certificates for landlords throughout Scotland

By choosing Wilson Electrical, you can rest assured that you’re choosing a qualified electrician with experience issuing landlord certificates in Glasgow and throughout Scotland.

Additionally, we provide other electrical services with competitive pricing and excellent value:

  • Electrical Testing
  • EICR certificates
  • PAT Testing
  • Periodic Inspection Report
  • Faulty Wiring
  • Landlord Certificates Glasgow
  • Free Electrical Visual Inspections
  • New Installations & Fit-Outs
  • Maintenance & Repairs
  • Light Installations
  • Exterior Lighting
  • LED Lighting
  • Security Lighting
  • Energy Assessments and Audits
  • Power Supply
  • Structured Data Cabling
  • Fire Alarms, Smoke and Heat Alarms
  • Car Parks
  • Low Voltage Works
  • Domestic Electricians

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Why Wilson Electrical?

Wilson Electrical are NICEIC-approved electricians with over 50 years of experience working with customers across Scotland and the UK.


NICEIC-approved electricians guarantee that your business receives the highest level of service and expertise in the industry.

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We understand the importance of deadlines, and our team has the resources and manpower to complete projects on time without compromising quality.

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