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Kitchen Lighting in Tenanted Property

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« on: February 01, 2016, 07:37:10 PM »


We are updating a property that currently has a strip light in the kitchen.

Is there a requirement to have a certain type of light fitted?

If so, please can someone provide a link to a website that documents this?

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016, 12:26:36 PM »

Great question, how did you get on with this?

From my experience there is nothing to say you can't have a strip light fitted in the kitchen of a rented property. Providing you have plenty of natural light and a sufficient number of lighting switches to control the lights, you are covered. One thing to bare in mind is the height of your ceiling - problems often occur with lighting in rented properties when the house has extremely low ceilings. See this table and diagram for further insight:

If the fitting does come within one of the zones, then it needs to have a particular IP rating, as stated in the above article - any fitting with a rating will be labelled accordingly.

Of course there are also aesthetic reasons for replacing a strip light. Lifelong tenants are going to need lifelong landlords, so landlords who treat this as a profession - with excellent attention to detail. The Kitchen is many families 'hub of the home' - I would always spend more here for that exact reason.

I worked with a kitchen specialist who worked in bespoke kitchens in Surrey, by selecting a few high-end appliances it meant that I can put full trust in the money I was spending - this includes light fittings, sinks, hobs etc. Take time to do your research :

See this 5 top tips for a little extra inspiration - so often imagination is lost in rental properties, it doesn't have to be that way. If you decide to keep the strip light jazz up the decor using these top tips.
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