On the 29th of March 2021, over 130 new guidelines became law in the updated Residential Tenancy Act (1997) resulting in a significant increase in responsibilities and compliance obligations for Victorian landlords. Rental properties in Victoria must undergo biennial electrical safety checks by a licensed A grade electrician.
Electrical safety checks help keep occupants safe from the dangers linked to faults with electrical appliances, switchboards and fixtures. Further, these checks ensure Victorian landlords are meeting their compliance obligations.
Read through the full list of regulations at this link by Legislation Victoria.
Further, our data shows around 2 in 10 rental properties, especially older ones have serious safety issues not limited to unprotected live wiring, loosely-hanging light fixtures, RCBOs not tripping as needed, old cotton cabling with degraded insulation and overloaded circuits.
With Epic Inspections, there is:
All our inspection services are carried out by fully qualified tradespeople who keep up with changes to rental laws and smoke alarm legislation changes as they happen.
We participate in Victorian Building Authority and EnergySafe Victoria events to maintain high levels of knowledge of the compliance industry.
Your compliance reports will always contain links to applicable standards and legislation so you know why you need rectifications.
Reports and invoices are available generally within a day of the service.
Light globes replacements excluded. Solar panels and batteries aren’t part of electrical safety checks.
We do not service or attend to rooming houses.
Our electrical safety inspections include biennial safety and compliance check by an electrician for all landlord-supplied appliances for damage to sockets, casing and leads, switchboard check, safety switches working check, polarity and earth loop check.
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