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Electrical Inspection Condition Report (EICR)

What is an Electrical Inspection Condition Report (EICR)?

An EICR determines if the wiring and electrics in your home are safe. It's also called the 'Landlord Safety Test' or the 'Home Buyer's Test,' and it's always done by a licenced electrician. We recommend that you undergo an EICR every ten years to ensure that your house is secure. If you rent out a home, you should get an inspection every five years, or sooner if the most recent report specifies.

In all home, commercial, and industrial buildings, an EICR (Electrical Inspection Certification Report) is now legally required as part of the landlord's duty of care. Only data discovered during an examination of all electrical systems and fittings inside the house should be used to create the report, which should always be done by licenced electricians.

Regulations for EICR

Since April 20, 2021, all new and pre-existing tenants in a domestic property have been required by law to get a copy of the most recent EICR from their landlord. A £30,000 punishment might be imposed if a landlord fails to present a valid EICR. Previously, an EICR was only required every five years to ensure that all fixed electrical elements in a house were safe. This change in regulation, formally named The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020, should not be overlooked because it affects all tenancies, whether new or existing. If you are in charge of a commercial or industrial premises, an EICR helps to protect you under the electricity at work regulations 1989 and electricity at work act 1974. In addition, the vast majority of insurance companies require an EICR in order to insure your premises.
Our qualified electricians can produce Electrical Inspection Certification Reports (EICR) in Greater Manchester. Order now

Our qualified electricians will perform following steps during EICR survey of your property?
      Record the results of inspection and tests to make sure the electrics are safe to use
      Find and report any damage or wear and tear that might make the electrics unsafe
      Check for anything that doesn't meet the IET wiring regulations
      Check for anything that may cause electric shocks and high temperatures
      Provide a record of the installation at the time of inspection

Type of Property 1 Fuse Avg Cost 2 Fuse Avg Cost
1 Bedroom Flat £114 £174
2 Bedroom Flat £144 £204
2 Bedroom House £174 £234
3 Bedroom House £204 £276
4 Bedroom House £234t £294
5 Bedroom House £264 £324
If the assessment reveals that the property is not electrically safe, the landlord must have the report's recommendations investigated or corrective work completed by a trained person. Starting from the date of the inspection, this work must be completed within 28 days, or within the period mentioned in the report if sooner.
If a local authority believes a landlord is in violation of the requirements, they must issue a corrective notice to the landlord, who must then take the proposed action. If a local authority determines that a private landlord has violated the requirements beyond a reasonable doubt, they may issue a notice of intent to levy a financial penalty. The amount of this penalty is chosen by the local council, however it cannot exceed £30,000.
Enforcing EICR for individual tenants is not a legal requirement in the UK, but it is still a best practice for many landlords. The electrical equipment status report is valid for 5 years. If the rental property has a valid EICR at the time of enforcement of the regulation (April 1, 2021), it is not necessary to complete the new EICR by the expiration date of this report. It is recommended to check the EICR certificate and mark the expiration date on the calendar so that you do not forget the expiration date.
These regulations apply to most tenancies, including regulated tenancies (pre-1989) and HMOs. There are a few types of tenancies that are excluded from the regulations. These are:
-A tenancy where the landlord is a private registered provider of social housing
-Any tenancy under which the occupier shares accommodation with the landlord or a member of the landlord’s family
-A long lease tenancy or a tenancy that grants right of occupation for 7 years or more
-Student accommodation
-Hostels, refuges, care homes, hospices, hospitals and other healthcare buildings
It is worth noting that a valid EICR does not include PAT testing as this stands for Portable Appliance Testing, whereas an EICR is performed to inspect fixed electrical parts in a property. PAT testing is a separate requirement recommended to ensure you are adhering to electricity regulations and safeguarding employees or tenants from potential danger.
If your property has been completely rewired, you should receive an Electrical Installation Certificate (EIC). In this circumstance, landlords will not need to carry out further checks or arrange an EICR until five years after the EIC has been issued – as long they comply with the regulations. Landlords can provide a copy of the EIC to tenants and, if requested, the local authority.
New build properties should have an Electrical Installation Certificate known as an EIC. If your rental property is a new build or has been completely rewired, you will not need to get an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) until five years after your EIC has been issued.
Before these regulations were introduced, Electrical Installation Condition Reports were recommended every ten years – not five. As a result, many older certificates will have an original validity of ten years – but will technically no longer be valid once they reach five years old. So, if you have an existing certificate that was carried out longer than five years ago, it will not be applicable for these regulations – regardless of whether it has an original validity of ten years. As of 1st April 2021, private rental properties must have an electrical inspection and EICR every five years.
If your EICR deems the electrics in your property unsatisfactory, there will be required remedial work that must be done within 28 days. It is best to carry out remedial work before a tenant moves into the property where possible. If your tenant moves in and your electrics are still unsafe, they could be at risk of injury and you (the landlord) will be liable. If your property doesn’t have an EICR and it’s the first time you’re letting it out, you should book your EICR well in advance of the tenancy start date.
To comply with the regulations, it is recommended that all landlords ensure they have an up to date Electrical Installation Condition Report. Once you have your certificate, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your property is legal and safe – and you won’t have to worry about it for another five years!
The report is emailed within 24 hours after the survey and when payment is received (when paid by bank trasnfer or paypal).
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