Here at Walker Electrical we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. And we work across the region to provide residential, commercial and industrial electrical solutions. This includes working with landlords for student accommodation, residential homes, and shared accommodation. As a result, we know how important it is to get the electricals just right in these settings. From both a practical and a legal point of view. This is our guide to the practical electrical considerations for multiple occupancy homes.
What are the practical electrical considerations for multiple occupancy homes?
In multiple occupancy homes, there are a number of unique electrical considerations to take into account. These include:
- Shared area lighting and electricals- will you use motion lighting sensors to automatically control the lighting in these areas? These can save money and reduce the amount of electricity that will be wasted. And they can also help to keep you tenants safe, as the lights will always be on when someone is on the stairs.
- Safety measures like electrical key fobs and external CCTV and lighting- These electrical security measures can help your tenants to feel safe and secure in the property, and can prevent the risks of crime.
- Smoke alarms in individual rooms as well as shared areas and hallways- These are a legal requirement for all landlords to provide, and they will need to be installed on all floors, in all rooms, and in all shared areas including hallways and stairwells.
As a result, you should speak to a specialized, qualified and professional electrician when it comes to installing, repairing or maintaining these systems. Simply because a regular domestic electrician might not have as much experience with the variety of circuits. This means they might be more likely to make mistakes.
For all your electrical solutions, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.