Join the Residential Landlords Association

Member Forums - Report Post

If you wish for the RLA to contact you regarding this report please remember to provide contact details.

Please Note: - This facility is for reporting of abuse or other breaches of the forum rules. Please do not use this facility to reply to the post as your response will not appear here - to reply please use the quote option.
  1. Please do not post RLA enquiries in these forums. Any enquiries should be sent to
  2. Please note that the initial message in any forum conversation on this website is viewable by the public.
  3. For security reasons, please do not include your membership number within the title or body of your forum post.
  4. You must not include any personal details relating to your tenants, such as their names and addresses, in your postings.
  5. Please always remain respectful to forum members and the RLA. All posts must be should be professional and courteous.
  6. You must not use the forums to advertise your service or business. Please use the RLA's suppliers guide for all advertising purposes.
  7. Any content deemed as advertising, spam or self-promotion will be removed from the forums.
  8. Any content deemed as offensive is strictly prohibited and must be reported for removal.
  9. The RLA cannot be held responsible for any posts made in these forums by non-RLA staff
  10. The RLA have the right to edit, delete or close any thread or post as they see necessary, without prior warning.
Report a post:
P_A_ said: Posted on: 26/09/2018 12:11

Hi all,

Last month I booked and paid for at £295 an electrician to carry out the 5 yearly domestic electrical installation check and carry out remedial work.

The tenant contacted me a couple of days ago to say that the socket in the cupboard under the kitchen sink is making his washing machine 'cut out'. I've been back onto the electrician and he asked me to find out from the tenant how long that this had been going on for. The tenant told me since he moved in under the previous landlord, which was 2 1/2 years ago. I only became the landlord this July.

The electrician is happy to come back out to resolve the issue, but at a cost of "...£60 first hour charge and a socket included". Question is, who should pay that amount? As far as I'm concerned, the electrician should have detected the intermittent fault and fixed it last month which was covered by my £295 payment. If he doesn't, then can I invoice the tenant for the £60 cost because due to the tenants own admission, he forgot to mention it to the electrician when he came out on 2 back-to-back Sunday's.

Thanks for any advice and assistance.

Landlord & Investment Show London Olympia 2019
99 Homes
John Pye Auctions