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EICR Legal Requirements Landlords

(EICR) Electrical installation condition reports are now a key part of electrical safety, Landlords have the responsibility to ensure that a tenanted property has an electrical installation that is safe to use by its tenants. The EICR may not be law its self but the surrounding laws say all properties should have one and is there to ensure safety for the tenants and also to provide evidence that the landlord has provided a safe electrical installation for the tenant.

Electrical equipment should be kept safe, this includes not only portable appliances but also your electrical installation. Below are some small examples;

White Goods include; Washing Machine, Cooker, Oven, Hob, Toaster, Kettle and Fridge

Electrical Installation include; Consumer unit all fixed wiring, switches, sockets and lights

In Scotland it has already been made law to provide EICR reports for tenants, this is to prove that property is safe. The laws in england are different and have been highlighted below:

There can be various reasons that a report report may be requested, this will sometimes include and electrical certificate for selling a house, or if you are looking to rent your property. Be sure to check out details with you local council.

Current National Statistics for EICR Legal requirements

The Office for National statistics say that; electrocution and fatal electrical burns killed 22 people in 2010. There was also 20403 accidental fires in homes. This resulted in further deaths and injuries.

They should also only use a registered electrician.

EICR Legal Requirements in England and Wales:

The EICR legal requirements in England and Wales and slightly gray to some people, the law provides electrical certificates for landlords to prove, new equipment is safe to use. This said there is no legal requirement to have this regularly inspected.

However; there is many different bits of legislation that say otherwise. This is especially highlighted if there is faulty electrics in a property. The landlord and tenant puts the onus on landlords, to provide safe and working electrical equipment. This also ensures that Landlords should respond to repairs and maintenance issues.

EICR reports has also become more of a standard, with Landlord insurance. They request this to ensure that the tenant will be at no risk of the electrics.

Electrical Safety Check Costs:

  • Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) (1 Bed) £90.
  • Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) (2 Bed) £100.
  • Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) (3 Bed) £100.
  • Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) (4 Bed) £120.
  • Commercial EICR (Call to Confirm).
 
 

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Once we have confirmed your booking; you still can contact us for the progress of your electrical installation condition report. We are always on hand to help with information; about your electrical testing. This is to ensure you have piece of mind.

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