NICEIC Electrical Certificate for Landlords and Moving Home from £79

An Electrical Inspection Certificate is an electrical safety report that ensures the safety of a property’s electrical installation work with a declaration that the new installation, alteration or addition is safe to use at the time it was put into service. The issued EICR for your property depends on the extent and type of electrical installation work, inspection and testing, that you have carried out for the building.

Prices of electrical certificates for landlords are:

      • Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)  (Garage and Outbuildings) £79 Inc VAT
      • Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)  (Studio and 1 Bed) £99 Inc VAT
      • Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) and PAT (Studio and 1 Bed) £139 Inc VAT
      • Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) (2–3 Bed) £129.
      • Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) and PAT (2-3 Bed) £169
      • Commercial EICR (Call to Confirm)

Prices include up to 12 circuits per property, and 10 appliances

Prices are inclusive of VAT (rate of 20%)

What can an Electrical Installation Condition Report indicate?

  • Detect electrical faults which could cause shock or burns to humans, pets or livestock.
  • Check if the installation is safe to use.
  • Check if there is protection against damage to property by fire or heat rising from a defective point.
  • Additions to the installation which could cause overloading.
  • Alterations to the installation which could cause harm or damage.
  • If there has been flooding or water damage due to a leak.

Who should carry out the electrical inspection?

EICR should be carried out only by fully qualified approved contractors who are NICEIC, ELECSA, or NAPIT registered electricians who can check the condition of the electrical systems against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations, BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IEE Wiring Regulations).

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    Importance of Electrical Certification for Landlords

    The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 1 June 2020. These new regulations require landlords to have their electrical installations in their rented properties inspected and tested by a person who is qualified and competent as a legal requirement.

    How long is a landlord electrical safety certificate valid for?

    The Regulations stipulate that for electrical certificates for private landlords is that the inspections are conducted at least every 5 years or when your existing tenancies end. However, always check your report as the previous electrician may have thought more regular checks were required. Landlords are obliged to ensure all electrics and electrical equipment are safe for the existing tenant to use and must ensure they have an EICR in place.

    By law, make sure of the following points:

    • The electrical installations like sockets and light fittings are safe when tenants move in. And, the electrical installations are maintained throughout the tenancy period and comply with the 18th edition of the ‘Wiring Regulations’, which are published as British Standard 7671.
    • All electrical appliances you source (like cookers, kettles, etc. ) are safe and have (at a minimum) the CE marking.
    • Regular and periodic inspection and the test should be carried out by a registered electrician every five years (It is only legally required if the property is a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).
    • Supply a recent report to new tenants before they occupy the premises.
    • Retain a copy of the report to give to the inspector and tester who will undertake the next inspection and test.

    A landlord must keep hold of these EICR certificates. As in the event of any periodic inspection and testing, these certificates can help save on further investigation and costly exploratory work, which might require in the future. Additionally, in any event of a claim in which electrical installations caused an injury or fire, these certificates are documentary evidence to show that the installations had been installed to satisfactory safety standards. Additionally, landlords have to provide a copy of the electrical report to their tenants, and to their local authority if requested.

    What are the consequences for Landlords if they fail to comply with electrical safety regulations?

    • Landlords could face the following actions if electrical installations and appliances provided by them are found to be unsafe
    • Local authorities may impose a financial penalty of up to £30,000 on landlords who are in breach of their duties.
    • imprisonment of six months
    • In the event of injury or death, one could face potential criminal charges
    • Invalidated property insurance

    Safe tenants are happy tenants

    It’s in your best interest to keep your property’s electrical installations in the best condition. By following the electrical safety standards, safe electrical installations also greatly minimise the risk of costly damage to your property. Therefore, along with the legal requirements mentioned above, it is worth taking additional safety measures by the landlords to obtain certification.

    Reveal the real condition of your property

    Inspections involve thorough investigations that include visual inspection and instrumental tests of electrical wiring, connections, appliances, plugs, sockets, fuse box and other parts to find out if your electrical installations or any alterations made in the last years meet BS 7671. The reports will tell you if there are C1: Immediate Dangers, C2: Potentially Dangers, and C3: Non-Compliance. This can help you to determine potentially dangerous hazards and if any remedial work should be undertaken.

    Protect your investment

    Getting your electrical work inspected periodically is a great preventive measure. With a qualified electrician inspecting and checking for any potential damage, you can fix the problems and avoid more expensive repairs. You can also avoid fire, shocks, and other related accidents. More importantly, you will be able to protect your rental properties and source of income.

    Do you offer discounts on electrical certification?

    Trade Facilities Services work with all people; when supplying electrical certification. That’s why our discounts; apply to many people and companies. We believe that with the current market; there are many people and companies with more than one property. Therefore if you can offer either regular work; or multiple electrical installation condition reports at once; we can offer you some great discounts.

    Our discount can apply to the following people.:

    • Landlords.
    • Property Management Companies.
    • Estate Agents.
    • Facilities Management Companies.
    • Private Home Owners.
    • HMO’s.
    • Private Businesses.
    • People with more than 1 certificate.

    For more information on your electrical testing and inspections; please follow the following links.

    • EICR Reports.
    • Electrical Installation Certificates.
    • Electrical Inspection and testing.

    If you want to know what we can do for you; regarding your electrical installation testing. Please give us a call on our sales line:

    Sales Line: 020 3637 1446.

    If you do not have time to call; fill in our Contact us form for your; electrical installation condition report. We will call you back; at a convenient time for you.

    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 installation testing. We do to ensure your peace of mind.

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