Inspection and testing
EICR electrical installation condition reports
Buying a new home? if so its recommended by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) that a electrical installation condition report (eicr) is carried out before a purchase is made in order to highlight any issues with the electrical installation.
Are you a lanlord? Every electrical installation deteriorates with use and age. You need to ensure that your tenant(s) – or anyone entering or using your property – are not put at risk, by ensuring that the electrical installation remains in a safe and serviceable condition.
An EICR checks the condition of an existing electrical installation against BS 7671, the UK Standard for the safety of electrical installations, therefore fulfilling your legal obligation and keeping your tenants safe.
Price guide: £50 per consumer unit + £15 per final circuit
6 Circuit consumer unit £140
10 Circuit consumer unit £200
Lanlord safety certificates
Has your rental property had an EICR (electrical installation condition report) in the last 5 years? was this carried out at the last change of occupancy?
Electrical Safety First has found that landlords are exposing themselves to significant financial risks, from fines and invalidated insurance, through not acting on their electrical safety obligations.
Landlords are required by law to ensure: That the electrical installation in a rented property is safe when tenants move in and maintained in a safe condition throughout its duration. That a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) has a periodic inspection carried out on the property
every five years.