If you’re a landlord you must have your property inspected and tested to ensure a safe environment for tenants every 5 years.
Known as EICRs, Electrical Installation Condition Reports are needed for all tenancies under a law that came into force during July 2020. The legislation itself is known as The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020.
If you don’t meet these requirements, your local authority could fine you up to £30,000.
Contact us today to ensure that all of your properties are compliant.
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Are you buying or selling a home? You may wish to consider having a report carried out to ensure that no unexpected costs arise at the most inconvenient time. Ensuring peace of mind that your home sale or purchase goes as smoothly as possible.
'Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs) used to be known as Periodic Inspection Reports (PIRs). Some people refer to them as landlord safety certificates, fixed wire or hard wire inspections. These electrical safety checks should be done at least every five years, unless stated otherwise on your latest report. The report breaks down the faults into codes:
C1 – Immediate action required
C2 – Urgent action is needed
C3 – Remedial action recommended
FI – Requires further investigation
It also details the overall condition of your installations.
When we carry out an EICR we will offer a fixed-price quote for any remedial repairs that may be required. In many cases, we can perform these repairs on the same day as the report, allowing you to show compliance right away and at no extra cost.
If repairs are done by a different contractor to the one who did the EICR, a second EICR might be needed to show compliance.
Electrical safety checks reveal the following issues:
Landlords of tenanted properties:
Commercial property owners:
When we arrive to perform an EICR we will need to turn off the power to each circuit for a period of time – this process is known as dead testing. Once this is complete will will carry out live testing, which will check the condition of the components and make sure that disconnection will happen quickly in case of a fault. We will inspect the consumer unit and a sample of wiring, plug sockets, lights and other essential fixtures for signs of risk. Once the inspection is complete we will talk you through any recommended actions and provide a quotation if necessary.