I am buying a fridge/freezer for a rental property. If it is 'hard wired', via a switched fused spur, is there a requirement to have the device PAT tested? Similarly does a fixed electric cooker require a PAT test?

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There is currently no legal requirement in England for Portable Appliance Testing (PAT), but there is in rented properties in Scotland

Answered by Dave, Electrical Safety Expert

There is currently no legal requirement in England for Portable Appliance Testing (PAT), but there is in rented properties in Scotland.

The landlord should, however, make sure that all electrical appliances provided as a part of a rental are safe. The tenant has responsibility for anything that they bring into the property. They should also register the product so swift action can be taken in the event of a recall. If the item is second hand then they should check for recalls beforehand.

 

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