Electrical Testing & Inspection

For landlords, homeowners and businesses. Our electricians & engineers have worked hard to achieve their inspection and testing qualifications. Combined with years of experience, there’s little we haven’t been able to overcome when dealing with electrical testing.

Charlie Yabsley

Charlie Yablsey - Owner

"We’ve been woking on electrical systems for many years. With our knowledge and contacts within the industry, we have always found a solution, even on the really tricky projects thrown our way. I’ve had the pleasure of working with large companies as well as domestic homeowners and landlords. No matter who you are, my approach is always the same: respectful, honest and transparent."

Landlord Certificates

Whatever your property, from a holiday home on the coast to a restaurant or shop in Plymouth, Sound Electrical electricians, can cover all your electrical testing and inspecting needs – house in multiple occupation (HMO) also covered.

Nuisance Tripping

Give us a call to arrange an electrician to come and fault find and rectify any issues you may be having – domestic, commercial, industrial or marine.

Digital Certificates

All certificates are now digital. This is great for the planet and of course efficiency.

Summary of landlords legal obligations

Local authorities have powers, through the Housing Act 2004, to take action where there are electrical hazards in a property. To meet these requirements a landlord will need to regularly carry out basic safety checks to ensure that the electrical installation and appliances are safe, working and meet current BS7671 18th Edition Regulations.

Mandatory Checks

Mandatory 5 yearly electrical installation checks for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

Serviced Installations

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 requires landlords to keep installations in the property, including the supply of electricity, in good repair and proper working order. If your property is not an HMO, you are not legally obliged to do this. However, we recommend that a periodic inspection and test is carried out by a registered electrician on your rental properties at least every five years.

Meet EU Law Requirements

That any appliance provided is safe and has at least the CE marking (which is the manufacturer’s claim that it meets all the requirements of European law)

BS7671 Compliant

Building regulations since 2010 have required all circuits in new or rewired homes to comply with the wiring rules in BS 7671 and include the installation of a Residual Current Device (RCD) covering any new circuits in the consumer unit since July 2008

Legislation is constantly evolving, so please make sure you check with your local council as they are your local governing body.

NAPIT NMEA City & Guilds British Marine

Quality Guarantee

NAPIT is an organisation committed to householder safety in the domestic sector and ensures that through the competence of their registered installers, householders can be confident the work carried out on their home complies with the relevant regulations. Sound Electrical are very proud to be a part of the Napit Group.


Based on 10 reviews
Helen Moss
Helen Moss
I needed to find out what was eating electricity at my home and Charlie found the fault and suggested solutions. I found him to be very polite and professional and will definitely hire him again.
David Aslin
David Aslin
Charlie jammed in a quick 'size up the job' visit at the end of a long day. Well he not only sized it up, he completed it, in double quick time. Careful, no nonsense approach wins every time! Couldn't ask for better service.
Anthony James
Anthony James
Sound Electrical are my go to for local electricians. A fast & professional service, from start to finish, for my complete kitchen refit. The results speak for themselves.
Sean White
Sean White
I can’t rate this company highly enough! Charlie came out to do our commercial work when no one else would... he’s is an absolute pro who knows his stuff and would do anything for anyone! Very talented, super friendly and just the man for any electrical job!
Hannah Hallam
Hannah Hallam
What a fantastic company! Really helpful and were out to our business within 24 hours to help sort out our commercial sound system in the ceiling along with CCTV issues. Fixed promptly, friendly, professional manner. Would recommend to anyone needing commercial or private electrical assistance. Thank you
Thomas Winfield
Thomas Winfield
What can I say.. On time, stuck to his quote and quality job!!
alex bennett
alex bennett
A good knowledgeable company with a can do approach to work. We hired Charlie to undertake some major electrical rewiring at our home. His work was completed on time and on budget. Always tidy and polite, first rate professional service . Very pleased and certainly recommend .
Pete Smith
Pete Smith
Brilliant service, great value for money and really helpful! Can't recommend more highly!

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