Fire alarms & emergency lighting

Trusted Bristol Electricians for Over Twenty Years


Fire safety requirements

Fire safety requirements in rental property can be a minefield for landlords. The  internet is awash with information, some of which can be out of date, often conflicting and sometimes just plain wrong.

It’s no wonder landlords are confused regarding the rules and licensing requirements of fire alarms and emergency lighting in rental property.


While many electrical contractors can and often do install smoke alarms in rental properties there are particular rules that govern the requirements and HMO local authority licensing for fire detection & emergency lighting in rental property. Most of these rules do not come under BS7671-2018 (Wiring Regulations) which are the standards that electricians are trained in and work to.

In practice this means is that many landlords end up paying to have fire detection & emergency lighting installed in their rental property only to fall foul of the specific requirements when applying for the mandatory & additional local authority license & certification to allow the property to be let.

Although we are general electrical contractors our specialist area is fire safety and emergency lighting in BTL rental, HMOs and student let properties.

We are formally trained but as important we have well over twenty five years experience of installing, maintaining and certifying fire alarms and emergency lighting in Buy To Lets & House in Multiple Occupation.

This experience allows us to provide you with the most cost effective option for installing fire alarm and emergency lighting in your rental property while also considering any potential on-going maintenance costs.


Customer Reviews

"I employed Allied Electrical Services to replace a consumer unit and reposition an oven isolation switch. They were quick and easy to communicate with and supply a quote. Alan, who did the work on the day, was punctual, professional and courteous. He supplied power for the fridge as it was the hot and worked hard all day. He left the area clean after and even brought the bin in after the bin men had been! It was finished within the day - as predicted - and to the quote price. I would recommend this company to anyone and hope to use them again."

Alex Hardy 27/05/2018

"The work started and finished on time and at the agreed budget. The survey and work was done by friendly and competent people who treated me and my home with respect. I was kept well informed throughout the process. A problem caused to sockets later by a different trade was kindly fixed. Thank you to Alan, Ryan, John and Nick."

Pritchard 13/05/2018

"The company have done three separate jobs for me in my old and new property. The staff were punctual, pleasant, respectful of my home in relation to new carpets, marks etc. Took care in their work and answered all the questions I fired at them. They were also helpful in relation to advice and were happy to explain stuff to me. Their office staff were also helpful and always called back as arranged."

Ceri, Gloucestershire 27/09/2017


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