All electrical installations deteriorate with age and use. They should therefore be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued use. Such safety checks are commonly referred to as an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report). Also known as an electrical safety certificate, landlord electrical safety certificate, landlord's certificate or home buyer's certificate, EICRs will soon be required for certain landlords in the private rented sector.
Tests are carried out on wiring and fixed electrical equipment to check that they are safe. A schedule of circuits is also provided, which is invaluable for a property. We cover Essex and Hertfordshire for all your Electrical testing requirements.
Find any damage and wear and tear that might affect safety, and report it
Record the results of the inspection and testing to make sure the electrical installation is safe to be used until the next inspection (following any work needed to make it safe)
Find any parts of the electrical installation that do not meet the IET Wiring Regulations
Help find anything that may cause electric shocks and high temperatures
Provide an important record of the installation at the time of the inspection, and for inspection testing in the future
During our electrical testing service (EICR) we may make a number of electrical observations and will give each one a recommendation code. The observations describe a defect or omission within the electrical installation. We will code each observation according to the level of severity. The observations will be written in a clear way and are not in any way a sales tool. We would provide a quote or you would then be able to source competitive quotes for the works recommended should you wish to do so.
How often is an electrical condition report required?
Your electrics should be inspected and tested every:
- Download the Fire Factsheet.
“Subject to certain exclusions, the new regulations will apply to all new tenancies commencing on or after 1 July 2020 ...”
The UK Government has laid The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 meaning landlords must ensure every fixed electrical installation is inspected and tested at least every five years by a qualified person. The Regulations also state that a landlord is required to obtain a report of the results of the inspection and test, supply it to each tenant within 28 days and retain a copy until the next inspection is due.
Upon request, the report must be provided to the local housing authority within 7 days.
The private landlord must supply a copy of the last report to any new tenant before occupation, or any prospective tenant within 28 days of a request from the prospective tenant. The Regulations require local housing authorities to enforce the rules and they have the power to arrange remedial action.
Proven breaches of the Regulations can result in the local housing authority imposing a financial penalty of up to £30,000.
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Domestic electrical testing Prices 2021 (all circuits tested at property).
We cover Essex & Hertfordshire (Herts). Price includes 15 mile radius from our office at CM22.
Complete PDF certificate emailed with any observations.
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