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As a landlord, it is a must that you have a valid Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) done every 5 years. This can be done by a qualified electrician that examines your rental property’s electrical installations. If your property passes this inspection then you’ll receive a valid Electrical report.
If your property happens to fail this inspection then this work must be carried out within 28 days of the initial inspection, or sooner if specified on the report. Once this work has been completed you must then get written confirmation from the electrician that has carried out the relevant fixes.
If you fail to comply with the EICR rules then the local authorities can issue fines of up to £30,000 once they have issued you a notice. If you ignore this notice then the local authority will arrange for the work to be carried out and recover their costs from the property owner.
The aim of the electrical report is to highlight, prevent or fix the some of the following electrical risks:
This will be done by inspecting the following electrical items & more:
The electrician will rate the condition of each electrical installation as either ‘Satisfactory’ or ‘Unsatisfactory’ which is followed by a code:
Even though a C3 code may appear ‘unsatisfactory’, it still counts as a ‘pass’ and does not mean the installation is unsafe.
A valid EICR lasts for five years, after that time a new inspection must be carried out by a qualified electrician.
It depends on the size of the property however it usually takes between one and 2 hours to complete the report.
No. PAT stands for Portable Appliance Testing and is simply a check on appliances such as kettles and lamps.
Our electrician will need good access to sockets, switches and the fuse board.
Yes, You will lose power temporally as we cant work with the main power on.
You do not need to provide an Electrical Installation Condition Report to sell a property, however it will give the buyer peace of mind that the property is electrically safe.