What is an EICR certificate?  

An EICR is an Electrical Installation Condition Report. This is an in-depth check of all the electrical circuits in a property and highlights any potential dangers such as deterioration, defects, damage, or non-compliances with present day safety standards. 

Upon completion of the check, an EICR Certificate will be produced to the landlord or letting/estate agent which details the safety and overall condition of all the electrical installations and fittings in a property. 

What is an EIC certificate?  

An EIC is an Electrical Installation Certificate. EIC’s must be issued for all new electrical installations. ERIC and ECIR are simply incorrect spellings!   

NSI are specialists in EICR Condition Reports, serving Letting Agents and Landlords across the UK.  

Is an EICR a legal requirement?  

EICR’s are required by law on all domestic rental properties as of 1st April 2021. These arrangements are as follows:

  • Any property that has a new rental agreement commencing from the 1st of July 2020 must have a valid certificate supplied to each tenant within 28 days. 
  • Any existing/long term tenancies that don’t have a valid electrical safety certificate should have one by 1st April 2021. 

Want to find out more information about EICR for landlords and estate agents? Read our blog post as we detail ‘whose responsibility is an EICR test’.

How long does an EICR last?  

If it does have an existing EICR, a notice on your fuse board should clearly detail when your next inspection is due.

Generally, for domestic installations in good condition, an EICR is recommended at least once every ten years for homeowners, and is mandatory at least once every 5 years for private rentals. 

Should I ask for an EICR when purchasing my new home?  

Before purchasing a property, it is always worth asking the current occupier if they have an up-to-date EICR. This will give you an overview of the current state of the electrics in the property.  

Do I need an EICR to sell my house?  

The law requires you to have an Electrical Installation Certificate (EIC) if you have had any ‘notifiable’ electrical works carried out on your home since 2005.  

Obtaining an EICR can provide a potential buyer peace of mind that the electrics are safe and having all the documentation to hand can speed up the selling process! Click here to find out more. 

How much does a EICR cost?  

Prices start from just £150 + VAT (*location dependant). You can find out more about our pricing for EICR’s by clicking here.

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If you’re a landlord looking to make sure the property you’re letting is completely safe and compliant with legal requirements, book in for your EICR with NSI today by clicking the link below.