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PAT testing service London | Portable Appliance Testing by professional electricians

Multi-trade offer a range of electrical services in London. Specifically, we provide Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) of domestic appliances for landlords across London. We can get a qualified electrician to you anywhere in London - North, South, East and West. In fact, anywhere inside the M25. Call us on 020 8798 9250.

What is Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)?

Portable Appliance Testing or PAT testing is a safety check for an electrical appliance. The correct term for this process is 'in-service inspection & testing of electrical equipment'. An electrical appliance such as a kettle, a microwave oven, a lamp, a vacuum cleaner. You get the idea. As a rule of thumb, any electrical appliance with a plug.

Click for more information about our PAT testing service in London.


OK, so as a landlord, why do need a Portable Appliance Test?

When renting a property, you are responsible for the good condition and safety of any electrical equipment that you have provided. A PAT test certificate demonstrates that each piece of equipment has been tested and is safe. You are less likely to be held liable should your tenant get electrocuted, if you can show that you have had the equipment professionally inspected. It is what's called 'Best practice'.

Large Van de Graaf generator

What is inspected during a PAT test?

A PAT test includes a visual inspection of the device to check for damage. Things like frayed cables and cracked plugs. The appliance is then plugged into an electronic PAT testing device. This equipment checks the appliance for earth continuity, insulation resistance and the polarity of wiring.

Electric plug

What happens next?

The appliance is then issued with a 'PASS' or a 'FAIL'. A certificate will be issued listing the status of the devices and a sticker placed onto the appliance itself. Ideally, the landlord keeps this record in a safe place (but we store it for you online in your Multi-trade account). Any appliances that fail the test should be repaired or destroyed.

PAT testing pass fail label

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Open and honest pricing

We pride ourselves on our open and honest pricing.
All prices exclude VAT, parking and congestion charge (if applicable).
Ideally there is someone to let our operative into the property.
In the event that this is not possible we charge £20 for the collection and return of keys.

Domestic and landlord's EPC or Energy Performance Certificate (for home vendors and landlords etc..)

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
EPC iconUp to 3 bed property £60.00 £80.00
EPC icon4 bed property + £80.00 £100.00

Commercial EPC or Energy Performance Certificate (for shops and offices etc..)

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
EPC icon1-50m2 or 538 ft2 £100.00 £120.00
EPC icon51-250m2 or 2690 ft2 £150.00 £170.00
EPC icon251-500m2 or 5381 ft2 £200.00 £220.00
EPC icon501-750m2 or 8072 ft2 £250.00 £270.00
EPC icon751-1000m2 or 10763 ft2 £300.00 £320.00
EPC icon1001m2+ or 10774 ft2+ POA POA

New build EPC or On Construction EPC (for buildings being constructed etc..)

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
EPC iconNew build EPC POA POA

Visual electrical inspection also known as a house buyers pre-purchase electrical report (for homebuyers etc..)

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
Electrical servicesVisual electrical inspection £100.00 £150.00

Landlord's pack which includes:

  • Electrical Safety Certificate / PIR for up to a 3 bed property
  • Gas Safety Report for up to 2 appliances

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
Electrical servicesGas servicesLandlord's pack £250.00 £300.00

Landlord's Megapack which includes:

  • Electrical Safety Certificate / PIR for up to a 3 bed property
  • Gas Safety Report for up to 2 appliances
  • EPC up to 3 bed property

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
Electrical servicesGas servicesEPC certificate iconLandlord's Megapack £300.00 £400.00

Landlord's electrical safety inspection report also known as a PIR

Border Property Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
1 bedroom flat1 Bedroom Flat £180.00 £230.00
2 bedroom flat2 Bedroom Flat £200.00 £250.00
3 bedroom flat3 Bedroom Flat £220.00 £270.00
1 to 3 bedroom house1 to 3 Bedroom House £240.00 £290.00
4 bedroom house4 Bedroom House £260.00 £310.00
5 bedroom house5 Bedroom House £300.00 £350.00

Property inventory services

Border Report Type 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed Border
EPC iconInventory report (unfurnished) £75 £95 £120 £140 £160
EPC iconInventory report (furnished) £95 £125 £145 £165 £185
EPC iconCheck in service £60 £75 £100 £120 £140
EPC iconCheck out service £60 £75 £100 £120 £140
EPC iconMid term inspection report £60 £75 £100 £120 £140
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Testimonials

TestimonialYes, I am very happy with the level of service I am receiving from you. [EPC and gas certificate bundle]

Peter Gallagher, London


TestimonialI am genuinely happy with this new arrangement. It has saved me many hours of phone calls, organisation and administration. I know I can get the certificates cheaper elesewhere, but I'm happy to pay for the piece of mind and good service. So yes, I'm happy to provide you with a testimonial. [Maybe more information than we needed! - Multi-Trade]

Ronald Callow, South West London


TestimonialBased on this performance, I will continue to use your services. Keep up the good work.

Margaret Pettiford, East London


TestimonialThe new client portal is really good. It's so much easier to get copies of the docs. Keeping the EPC on there is awesome.

Shane Hollerman, North London


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The Multi-trade difference

There are plenty of companies out there competing for your business - and you need to make sure you're armed with all the facts before you make a decision about which one to choose. Here are a few things to check before you decide - we're confident that if you're looking for great service you'll choose Multi-Trade!

  • Does the company or tradesperson you're considering offer free quotations?
  • Do they offer an open and honest pricing structure with no hidden costs?
  • Are their engineers registered with Gas Safe?
  • Remember - it is a legal requirement when working with gas.
  • Do they have a contactable office, not just a mobile in case of any queries?
  • Does anyone answer the phone in the day?
  • Are their tradespeople honest, reliable, polite and vetted?

If the answer to any of these questions is 'no' then give us a call - we can confidently answer 'yes' to all of these questions. Not sure? Check out our testimonials page to see what some of our previous customers think of our customer service!

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