When you choose to let out your home, there are various things that you have to do before it is suitable to let out. These include getting the home in a good condition, working out how you will accept rent and there are also various certificates that you will need for legal reasons. It is not just as simple as finding tenants, moving them in and collecting the rent. Gas Safety Regulations put strict requirements on Landlords to ensure that the boiler and gas systems in rental properties are safe and well maintained on an annual basis. However, there is not the same level of requirement on Landlords to ensure that the electrics in a property are adequate and PAT testing is not a compulsory requirement unlike Gas Safety Inspections. The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 provides that an electrical installation in a property is “Safe when a tenancy begins” and “Maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy”.