Information for Tenants


Take the hassle out of hiring a reliable tradesperson, with NAPIT

Finding trustworthy tradespeople is a stressful experience. After all, no one wants to be taken for a ride by a rogue trader. If you want to find the right person for the job, we're here to help.

Poor installation work endangers lives

The house you rent should be safe when you move in and maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy.

Whilst all properties need repairs from time to time, it is important to be aware of your Landlord's responsibilities as well as your own.

As a tenant, you are responsible for the repair or replacement of anything you have broken or damaged.

Your landlord must ensure all electrical systems (e.g. sockets, fittings and consumer units) within the property you rent are safe and that they comply with building regulations. This is required by law.

It is vital that the electrical installations and wiring within your rented property are in good working order and free from damage. Should a problem occur, you should raise any concerns you may have with your landlord and they should deal with them promptly.

Your safety is our priority

If your landlord hires a registered installer, you can have peace of mind that the work being undertaken in your home is safe and meets legal requirements. It's therefore important to make them aware of the benefits of this choice if you have the opportunity to do so.

Did you know there's been a change in the regulations concerning consumer units? Click here to read our short leaflet which sets out the facts for you.

Why choose a NAPIT registered installer?

NAPIT registered installers are:

  •  Able to complete work safely and to legally required standards
  •  Regularly assessed to ensure their ongoing competence
  •  Capable of working to the very latest health and safety regulations
  •  Able to provide you with the certificates you may need should you come to sell or rent your home

Supporting our members to support you

Choosing a NAPIT registered installer gives your landlord access to support and guidance should anything go wrong, including mediation, a work quality guarantee (where applicable) and advice should further action be required.

To find an installer in your area, use our free search facility. Simply type in your postcode and contact the right installer for you today.

Free support

Advice is also available for tenants from organisations such as Shelter. You should contact them if you experience any problems during your tenancy which cannot be resolved with your landlord.