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Landlords Electrical Safety Check

Periodic Electrical Inspections for Rental Properties Melbourne

Maintaining a safe electrical environment in a tenancy is essential for landlords and property managers (rental providers). 1st Call Electrical Services offers comprehensive electrical safety checks and inspections for rental properties throughout the central Melbourne area.

Avoid the deadline rush and book in your tenancy electrical safety check with our licenced electricians today.

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Landlords Obligations For Electrical Safety Inspections

The Residential Tenancies Act 1997 amendments come into effect 1 January 2021 requiring landlords or rental providers to carry out an electrical safety check every 2 years. This inspection must cover all aspects of the electrical systems in the home including installations, fittings, and electrical appliances.

Electrical Safety Check for Rented Premises

The safety check and testing must be carried out by a registered electrical contractor or licenced electrician.

The electrical safety testing and verification check must cover the property’s electrical systems including:

  • Any appliances requiring cleaning - particularly dust build-up on cooling fan inlets and all parts of heaters.
  • Inspection of electrical appliances for damage to leads, plugs, and casings that could expose live parts or cause a fire.
  • Inspection of electrical wiring, socket outlets, and switches.

The Certificate of Electrical Safety (COES) record must include:

  • Electricians name and license number
  • Date of inspection
  • Detailed results - including any repairs needed as well as any actions taken to address the required repairs.

Record of the most recent electrical safety check must be provided to the renter.

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Don’t get caught in the pre-deadline rush, schedule your landlord electrical safety check at a time convenient to you and your tenant by contacting 1st Call Electrical at 1300 016 671 or complete our quick online electrician booking request today.

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Master Electrician of the Year

1st Call Electrical is extremely proud to be the winner of the Victorian Master Electricians Excellence Awards for the 2nd year in a row. This is testament to the great work we do for our many customers.