Electrical PAT Testing Responsibilities
I am a landlord and have a leasehold flat.
today I received a letter from the freeholder of a flat I rent out saying that PAT testing is a legal requirement for electrical equipment provided.
Does PAT stand for portable appliance testing?
What does this include? For example, I've provided a cooker, hob and fridge freezer for my tenants and they have added things like a dishwasher, TVs etc.
Whilst I'm well aware that gas and heating items needed testing I was not aware that items such as a fridge freezer, would need periodic testing.
Can anyone clarify what I am (legally) required to periodically test?
The property has storage heaters and an electric water heater. The water heater is tested by my plumber / heating engineer.
Many thanks for your advice.
Mr L Mason
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