Letting Agents, Estate Agents and private landlords who let residential furnished accommodation including houses, flats, bed-sits, holiday homes, caravans and boats have a duty of care to their resident. Often the letting agent as well as landlord is liable if goods supplied with the property are not safe. A testing and inspection record should be made of the goods supplied as part of the tenancy agreement.
It is recommended that duty holders take all reasonable precautions to ensure electrical equipment is safe. It is strongly advisable to have the equipment checked before the start of each let. It would be good practice to have the equipment checked at regular intervals thereafter. You should obtain and retain test reports detailing the equipment, the tests carried out and the results for future analysis of deterioration.
The Trading Standards website provides excellent advice regarding Let property.
The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA)
"ARLA strongly recommends to landlords that appropriate on-going checks of such equipment should be scheduled and kept up to date. Detailed written records should be maintained of their make, serial number, condition and date of tests".
Residential Landlords Association (RLA)
The RLA can help dealing with the day to day issues of managing a tenancy, including interpreting the electrical regulations in Let property.