HMO Certification & Services in Edinburgh
Managing an HMO property in Edinburgh comes with specific legal responsibilities. This includes obtaining an HMO license, conducting regular safety checks, and ensuring proper maintenance:
EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report):
The EICR Test is an essential safety check on all electrical installations in HMOs.
PAT (Portable Appliance Testing):
Regular inspection and testing of portable electrical devices to make sure they’re safe to use.
Gas Safety Check:
Our qualified gas engineers will thoroughly inspect and test all gas appliances and systems to make sure they comply with all safety regulations.
Fire Alarm Test
Regular testing of fire alarms ensures they are functioning properly, essential for the safety of the occupants.
Fire Equipment Test
A comprehensive check of all fire safety equipment, including extinguishers and blankets, ensuring they are in proper working condition.
Electrical Repairs, Installation, and Maintenance for HMOs
Beyond certifications, Ideal Electrical also offers electrical repairs, installation, and maintenance for HMO properties. Our prompt and efficient service ensures minimal downtime and disruption, keeping your property safe and functional.
Why Choose Us?
We are fully registered SELECT contractors and we understand the unique requirements of HMO properties in Edinburgh.
We are experts in dealing with property maintenance and safety issues, we will take all the hassle from you by contacting the tenants direct, booking in the repair or tests and sending you all the reports electronically on the same day to keep you fully up to date on the progress of your property.
Get in touch with us today
If you have a HMO property you require certification for please click the link below and fill out our enquiry form, please upload a picture of your current certificates which can lets us provide you with an accurate quote, failing that if you can let us know what tests you require we can issue you a quote.
We cover Edinburgh and the surrounding areas and aim to get back to you as swiftly as possible.
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HMO Compliance Certificates
Keep your Edinburgh property legally compliant and ensure it is safe by conducting mandatory EICR tests.
Portable Appliance Testing (known as PAT), is an essential aspect of health and safety in both residential and commercial settings.
Fire Extinguisher Testing
Ensure that your fire equipment meets all safety standards, we can provide same-day certificates to keep you compliant.
Gas Safety Checks
Looking for fully qualified Gas Safe engineers to provide same-day gas safety checks & certificates to ensure the safety of your property?
Recent HMO Testing & Certification Reviews
I have used Ideal Electrical for several years and thoroughly recommend them. As a landlord, I have lots of HMO regulations to adhere to – Ideal Electrical make the whole process so much easier. They have installed smoke / heat detectors in all my properties etc, resolved issues, upgraded electrical issues to ensure safety and compliance to regs, even serviced fire extinguishers etc. They are professional, polite, extremely helpful and go the extra mile to ensure the work is done to the
highest standard. I recommend Ideal Electrical to all my friends / family and wouldn’t look anywhere else.
HMO Landlord, Edinburgh
I found Ideal Electrical Solutions to be really helpful. I used them to carry out tests required for getting a property ready for rental. The service was professional and the advice given was really helpful. They can carry out all the tests required and send you one invoice so it saves you having to go to different people for different things. The value for money was good too.
IES have done some compliance testing at a number of properties for us. They were always punctual and efficient and helpful in explaining any remedial work that was required. Reporting back with paperwork was also very easy. All in all an excellent experience.
HMO Agent, Edinburgh
Common FAQs on HMO compliance certificates
Understanding the intricacies of House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) compliance can be daunting for landlords and property managers. Our focused section on Common FAQs on HMO Compliance Certificates aims to with the most asked HMO certification questions. If you cant find what you are looking for, you can contact a member of our team who will be able to help you out.
An EICR stands for Electrical Installation Condition Report, EICRs are usually carried out for landlords and commercial properties who require their electrical systems to be safe.
An EICR in Scotland must be signed off by a qualified electrician that is SELECT registered or a member of NICEIC.
Yes, you require an EICR for any long term or short-term rental, you also require a valid EICR to operate a commercial property.
Yes, you must have a valid EICR for renting out your residential property in Scotland.
Yes, PAT testing is a legal requirement for all landlords and business owners.
Once your EPC is issued it is valid for 10-years.
As part of the landlord registration scheme in Edinburgh one of the requirements is to upload your LRA as well as the other relevant landlord certificates. It is also a legal requirement that the landlord carries out a risk assessment of the property that assesses the risk of exposure to legionella.
We recommend that fire alarms be tested as follows:
In residential homes – tests at least once a month.
In commercial environments – we suggest at least weekly tests conducted by the internal team with full tests by external experts at least yearly.
When our electricians are at the property they will electronically fill out the certificate and send to our office to be processed. Our office will aim to have the certificate, invoice and any quote required emailed over to you within the hour of the job being completed. If you require the certificate quicker than that, our electrician can send the certificate directly to you before leaving the property.
Yes for higher risk properties like HMO or student accommodation Arc Fault Detection Devices (AFDD) conforming to BS EN 62606 will be installed for single-phase AC final circuits supplying socket outlets not exceeding 32A
The frequency of emergency light testing may vary depending on specific systems, we can give you guidance when you contact us. As a general recommendation, it is advisable to have your emergency light systems tested on a monthly basis, with an annual ‘full duration’ test.