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Landlord | Smoke alarm Installation | 2023

Electrician Landlords and Estate Agents Flintshire

Case Study: Ensuring Compliance and Aesthetics in Urban Let, Chester – Smoke Alarm Installation

Introduction

In response to the new legislation introduced in Wales on 15th July 2022 under The Renting Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) (Wales), our existing client faced challenges in meeting the stringent requirements for smoke alarm installations in residential properties. This legislation mandated working smoke alarms on every storey, including hallways and landings, all interconnected and mains-powered.

  1. Addressing Challenges for Landlords and Estate Agents

The legislation presented potential challenges for landlords and estate agents, emphasising the need for access without disturbing tenants extensively. Our priority was to ensure installations not only met regulations but also minimized the need for regular maintenance and seamlessly blended with the property’s aesthetics.

  1. Timely Intervention Before Grace Period Ends

With the 12-month grace period concluding in less than 6 weeks, our client approached us, recognising the urgency of compliance. Our existing relationship and proven track record made us the go-to choice for swift and effective solutions.

  1. Proven Expertise in EICRs and Smoke Alarm Installations

With a robust portfolio of over 1000 Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs) conducted on Commercial, Residential, and HMO properties over the last 3 years, we brought unparalleled experience to the table. Our team seamlessly integrated smoke alarm installations into the list of services offered, ensuring a comprehensive approach to electrical safety.

  1. Streamlined Process and Additional Services

We provided a fixed fee per property and efficiently managed a list of properties scheduled for completion within a month, aligning with the looming deadline of 15th July 2023. Simultaneously, we conducted additional works such as EICRs and Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) where required, optimizing our client’s resources.

  1. Long-Term Partnership

Our longstanding partnership with the client reflects our commitment to delivering cost-effective and efficient services. Beyond compliance, we aim to enhance the overall electrical safety and functionality of properties.

Conclusion

In conclusion, our intervention in the smoke alarm installation project for Urban Let, Chester, exemplifies our ability to navigate complex legislative requirements while prioritising aesthetics and efficiency. For more details on our electrical services to landlords and estate agents, visit our Landlord Electricians page here.

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