Landlord services by Powerhouse.
Electricians for Landlords in Preston.
In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people living in rented accommodation. In fact, this number has doubled in the past ten years. Stagnating wages and higher property prices have combined to create a housing problem for many people, with first time buyers struggling to get on the property ladder. As a result, 5 million households are currently living in private rented accommodation, with this set to rise in the next few years.
For brand new landlords, or seasoned landlords, looking after your property should be a top priority. And as part of this, you will need to consider working with a top quality electrical team, that can implement any work, repairs or installations that you need, at a time and date to suit your tenant. This team will also need to carry out any testing and inspections as required. And here at Powerhouse, this is exactly what we can offer.
Peace of Mind
An electrical breakdown always occurs when you are least expecting it. But with regular inspection and testing, you have the power to resolve and repair any issues, before they result in a full breakdown. This is why we offer a full 12 month plan for landlords. As part of this, we will make regular visits to inspect and test the electrics in your property, and highlight any immediate issues, as well as potential ones. This can give you a heads-up on the condition of the electrical work, so that a breakdown won’t catch you, or your tenants, by surprise. As a result, all of the hassle, inconvenience and stress can be avoided.
In addition, we are often approached by landlords before purchasing a property to check it over and highlight any problems. This can be key to choosing a good investment property, as one with electrical issues can be very costly to take on.
These are just a handful of the services that we provide to landlords here at Powerhouse. Others include:
- General electrical installation, maintenance and repair
- Periodic inspection and testing
- Emergency callout
- Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
- Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
- Smoke, fire and intruder alarms
- Rewiring and extra points
- Electric heaters and showers
- Indoor and outdoor heating
- Internal and external lighting solutions
Questions about your tenanted property?
Working for you and your tenants
Here at Powerhouse, our team are fully trained and qualified, with the skills necessary to resolve any and all of your electrical issues. We are also available 24/7 so that if you have an electrical emergency, we can be there to resolve it as soon as possible. We carry out all electrical work with as little disruption to your tenants as possible, wearing shoe coverings and using floor and dust protectors where necessary.
All landlords need to be aware of Part P of the Building Regulations for England and Wales – or the Building Standards in Scotland. These are intended to keep all households safe, by improving the quality of electrical installations, as well as testing and inspection. This applies to all homes whether they are being constructed, or are being altered or extended.
The Part P regulations stipulate that landlords must submit plans to a building control body before work can commence on a property, including repairs, replacements and maintenance work, as well as extensions and alterations of existing circuits in specific areas of the property that are more high risk.
When you choose us here at Powerhouse, you can rest assured in the knowledge that all of the work we complete will be in compliance with these regulations.
Comprehensive Property Needs
In addition, we can work with other companies that provide other household services, such as heating and cooling, and plumbing. This allows us to provide a fully comprehensive service for your property.
For more information about how we can help you, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Powerhouse.