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Electrical Installation Condition Reports

EICR testing, otherwise known as an electrical installation condition report (EICR) or periodic electrical testing, is anywhere from a visual to a full-scale inspection of your electrical systems and installation within your property

Is EICR a Legal Requirement?

Yes, From 1st July 2020…… The 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. If you want to know more about how this will impact your rental property or you need electrical testing or maintenance, then get in touch to see how we can help you!!

A Electrical installation condition report (EICR), will tell you the following:

  • If the electrical circuits are of good condition and safe to use
  • Whether or not there is risk of electric shock
  • Any defective electrical work been installed
  • Recommendations for the earthing within the building
  • An inspection of the condition of the consumer unit

Our Electrical testing service is a must for:

  • Home Buyers: If you are moving home and buying a property this service is invaluable to you.
  • Home Sellers: If you are selling your property you may need to provide a EICR
  • Renovating a Property/Building work: One of the tests required to reach safety standards.
  • General safety and up-keep: General safety and up-keep of the property giving you peace of mind the electrical installations in your home are safe and sound.
  • Landlords: A general requirement for rental properties every 5 years.


What do Electrical Safety Standards in the private sector require?

Below are the regulations highlighted on the government website.
Landlords of privately rented accommodation must:

  • Ensure national standards for electrical safety are met. These are set out in the 18th edition of the ‘Wiring Regulations’, which are published as British Standard 7671.
  • Ensure the electrical installations in their rented properties are inspected and tested by a qualified and competent person at an interval of at least every 5 years.
  • Obtain a report from the person conducting the inspection and test which gives the results and sets a date for the next inspection and test.
  • Supply a copy of this report to the existing tenant within 28 days of the inspection and test.
  • Supply a copy of this report to a new tenant before they occupy the premises.
  • Supply a copy of this report to any prospective tenant within 28 days of receiving a request for the report.
  • Supply the local authority with a copy of this report within 7 days of receiving a request for a copy.
  • Retain a copy of the report to give to the inspector and tester who will undertake the next inspection and test.
  • Where the report shows that remedial or further investigative work is necessary, complete this work within 28 days or any shorter period if specified as necessary in the report.
  • Supply written confirmation of the completion of the remedial works from the electrician to the tenant and the local authority within 28 days of completion of the works.