PAT-iT work closely with housing associations, letting agents and student accommodation to ensure they are meeting their legal obligations.
We have a standard protocol of announcing our arrival to minimise any embarrassment when keys are given for entry.
We understand that some tenants may have special needs or prefer no male workers, in these circumstances PAT-iT will help provide solutions to elevate any stress that may be caused. No lone workers in challenging environments is also optional where a minimum of 2 engineers will work together ensuring a safe system of work.
Letting agencies that mainly deal with residential lets or business lets, consisting of white goods; these can be tested relatively quickly (normally less than 20mins for 5 items). Also, PAT testing HMOs or Houses of Multiple Occupancy that have communal areas also consists of standard kitchen appliances such as, washing machines, tumble dryers, fridge freezers, dishwashers, kettles, toasters and microwaves.
Frequently Asked Questions -
How long does it take?
One flat with 5 items in the kitchen, roughly 20 Minutes. HMO's or single dwelling consisting of several items and be done within an hour or two. A Block of flats (say 30) with multiple floors could take a day, roughly 7.5 hrs depending on access.
How much does it cost?
We offer 2 price structurers:
- per dwelling rate, or
- per engineer per day rate.
A per dwelling rate is normally better as you will be charged full price if no access is granted. The day rate would suit Associations/ Councils where a set quote is needed. However, we can quote for both and let you decide.
Is PAT testing a legal requirement in the UK for landlords?