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Filling in the short form below will instantly give you a set of contact details for people who can help you with Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) in your local area. You will be provided with their full contact details, all within less than a second and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss what level of service you require. Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no middle man.


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Short Summary of Terms & Conditions

This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services.  When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area.  Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000. Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them.  In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

Detailed Summary of Terms and Conditions

This agreement describes the terms and conditions of your use, as a Client, of our services provided under the domain and sub-domains of our websites.

For the purposes of this agreement these websites are all refered to as 'The Website'

By using these websites you are agreeing to be bound by this agreement and by our Privacy Policy

The Website

The Website is a tool to facilitate surveyors, engineers and the like (Members) to promote their services to Clients. Members provide information about themselves, their services and their fees (Members Information) which is stored on the Website.  Selected parts of Members' Information may be displayed on the Website and emailed to you in response to your enquires so that you can contact them.  Members will be informed by email whenever any of their information is displayed and/or emailed to you, along with your details so that they can contact you.  We are not involved in any discussions, negotiations or agreements between Members and Clients.

Member's Information

We do not review or check the accuracy or legality of Member's Information.  You are responsible for checking that any Member's Information which you may rely upon is correct.  In particular before placing an order with a member it is your responsibility to ensure that the member has satisfactory qualifications, accreditations, experience and insurance suitable for your requirement.

In the event that any incorrect or misleading Member's Information comes to your attention you must inform us immediately, by email, so that we can request the Member to correct or remove it.

Member's Services and Estimates

Members must only offer to carry out work for which they are sufficiently knowledgeable, experienced, competent and able to carry out, taking into account all relevant factors, including the type of work, the age and type of the property concerned, and its geographical location (Services).  The offer of a Service or the provision of an estimate (Estimate) for a Service through the Website is based on limited information and does not constitute a contract or binding offer.

Client Information

Any information which you provide about yourself to the Website is known as Client Information, and you warrant that this is genuine and correct.  You agree that any Client Information may be passed to Members to allow them to promote their Services to you.  Client Information will be treated with full confidentiality and will not be passed to any other third party.

Continuous Operation

We will use our reasonable endeavors to ensure that the Website and Members Information is always available to Clients.  However, we cannot and do not guarantee a continuous, uninterrupted operation as this could be affected by many factors beyond our control as well as our need to maintain and further develop the Website. 

Improper Use

You must use the Website only for the purpose of obtaining information about Members and their Services, and Estimates for their Services in respect of genuine enquiries.  You must not use the Website in any improper manner or for any fraudulent purpose, nor with the intention of doing so.

Computer Viruses

You must ensure that you do not upload any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything which could interfere with the normal operation of the Website or any other computer, or which could intercept, access, gather or export data from the Website.


In the event that you have any grievance, complaint or claim against a Member, you agree to pursue this directly with the Member, without involving us. We would request that you do inform us of any such event so that we can take any other actions that we feel appropriate.

Limitation of Liability

Nothing in this agreement shall limit or exclude our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence. Subject to this, we will not be held liable for any loss or damages arising out of this agreement or the operation or non operation of the Website.


This agreement may revised at any time, without notice, by displaying the revised agreement on the Website.


Notices to us must be delivered to our registered office, The Stables, Rear of 60 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS.

Notices to you will be sent to the email address or postal address which you have provided.

Governing Law

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. If any provisions of this agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain. 

The above are the terms and conditions for Clients using the website.  For the terms and conditions for members listed on the website please click here.

Filling in the short form above will instantly give you a set of contact details for people who can help you with Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) in your local area. You will be provided with their full contact details, all within less than a second and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss what level of service you require. Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no middle man.


Portable Appliance Testing

Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 states that apart from private houses, all electrical systems in buildings or places that people work are looked after as best as they possibly can be to prevent danger. The Electricity at Work Regulations also place a legal responsibility on employers, employees and people who are self-employed to ensure no electrical danger results from the use of portable appliances. If you are a Landlord you are required by law to ensure that any electrics in the building or electrical portable appliances you supply are safe.

In the UK and Northern Ireland the way this is done is through an ‘In-service Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment’ for portable appliance tests - shortened to ‘Portable Appliance Test’ (PAT). Many different electrical appliances must be tested from a kettle in a student house to a photocopier in an office. The Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Health and Safety Executive suggest the time between inspections should vary according to the type of appliance, where and how it is used; every 3 months for testing and inspection of construction equipment, every year for portable appliances in a let property and longer for certain appliances in schools, hotels, offices and shops.

Where are the tests done?

Most of the time the PAT testing can be done on site.

What do the PAT tests cover?

The appliances will be tested for earth bond continuity and resistance, insulation resistance, polarity and safe switches. The level of inspection required depends upon the likely hood of the appliance becoming faulty. The objective of the tests are to find out if there is a risk of people getting electric shocks which could be life threatening. You can tell if an appliance has been tested because somewhere visible there will be a small sticker with the date it was tested.

Appointing a PAT Tester

The Electricity at Work regulations of 1989 state that PAT inspecting and testing must be carried out by a competent person. It is advisable for PAT Testers to hold a 2377–22 City and Guilds qualification but not a legal requirement. PAT Testers in the UK do not need to be electricians or have a background in the electrical industry.

The only U.K. nationally recognised qualification of competence in PAT is offered by City & Guilds: 'Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment – 4th Edition (No. 2377-22)'.[9] although many other non-recognised PAT training courses are available.

Before appointing a Tester, you should check they have the necessary skills, experience and insurance to carry out the work you require.

The Health and Safety Executive have some useful FAQs:

and a very useful leaflet in PDF format:

Do you provide PAT testing?

If you provide PAT testing services and you would like to be listed on the Local Conveyancing Direct website, please complete our Registration Form for a completely free trial.

Customer Feedback

Please see below for some genuine feedback from Customers of Local Conveyancing Direct

The website worked fine. I ordered an electrical inspection & report from C M Morgan Electrical. The inspection was carried out a few days later and the report emailed to me the same day. I am very satisfied.
David, Newport, Monnouthshire
We used Jai Mathur. The website was fine and the response from Jai was immediate, professional and completely satisfactory.
Gill, Southam, Warwickshire
Website operated perfectly. Ordered with Tim Wharton. Excellent service from Tim and certificate received. A very helpful and useful information service online to find what you want quickly.
Fiona, Sutton, Surrey
We opted for Olivia Garran who did the survey within 2 days and posted the results on the Internet within a few hours. The system working perfectly and I am delighted with the service.
PF, Amesbury, Wiltshire
The website operated satisfactorily when I requested my estimates. I followed up by placing an order with Freelance Consulting Chartered Structural Engineer. The work was carried out to a very high standard and at short notice, which is what we required
Michelle, Barnsley, Yorkshire

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