Electrical faults affect a number of rented accommodation properties and is potentially life threatening if not remedied quickly. According to legal statute Landlord’s have a responsibility to make sure electrical installations and wiring throughout the property are adequately maintained and kept in sound condition for the duration of the tenancy.
Defective electrics in homes throughout the country are responsible for approximately 350,000 injuries and the deaths of 70 people annually.
Some of the main causes of these injuries are the following:
- Defective wiring;
- Faulty electric sockets;
- Issues with lighting;