An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is a thorough inspection of any existing electrical installation's condition. As of July 2020, it's now a legal requirement for a landlord to be able to produce certification of the electrical compliance of their property. A valid EICR test is therefore a very necessary investment for all landlords.
An EICR test is the quickest and easiest way to check the electrics in your home and to ensure that there are no faults. If left unnoticed, there can be dangerous consequences. In fact, over half of the accidental domestic fires in the UK are caused by faulty electrics. But whose responsibility is the EICR test - the tenant or the landlord? Here we clear it up.
An EICR, or an electrical installation condition report, is an in-depth report of your property's electrical wiring and installation. The report will detail the safety of your electricals and give a conclusion on whether or not your property requires attention either immediately or with any urgency.
You should have an up to date EICR for your property whether it's your home, your business, or a property you rent out. This will ensure the safety of you, your family, and your tenants, as well as protecting you legally from lawsuits which could result from accidents and injuries.
In June this year, updated Electrical Regulations for landlords and tenants in the United Kingdom were introduced. The new changes affect residential properties that are or will be occupied by tenants and enforce the need for an EICR (Electrical Inspection Condition Report) test every five years.
You can view the new legislation here
National Safety Inspections wins Supplier Award at the ESTAS! The most prestigious property awards in the UK!
National Safety Inspections has been recognised for its outstanding customer service to its clients by the largest and longest running award scheme in the UK residential property industry. The ESTAS Supplier of the Year Awards - sponsored by Kerfuffle - were announced on You Tube by Phil Spencer in the first ever virtual awards for the property industry.
We're delighted to announce we are the WINNERS of the annual ESTAS awards. We are officially the 'Best In Sector' for 'Electrical Services' for letting and estate agents throughout the UK.