Fixed Wire Test

Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

New EICR Regulations

Since April 2021, every rental property in England has been required to have a valid electrical safety certificate as per “The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020”. In simple terms, this means every rented property in England that doesn’t have a valid electrical safety certificate MUST have one by April 2021 or sooner, depending on the tenancy arrangements. These arrangements are as follows:

Any property that has a new rental agreement commencing from the 1st July 2020, has to 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 must have one by 1st April 2021.

We recognise that time has passed since this was introduced, however, if you are a Landlord and you have not yet acquired an EICR, you may be held liable for any electrical faults in the property.

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Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

An electrical installation condition report (EICR) also known as a Periodic Inspection Check is carried out to ensure the property is electrically safe for tenants. It helps to identify the following:

  • Integrity and degradation of the wiring
  • Damage to electrical accessories including sockets and switches
  • Ensuring the property complies with relevant BS7671 regulations

Any rental property deemed not to be adhering to the new legislation can potentially lead to the landlord being fined up to £30,000.

This brings England closer to the “Housing (Scotland) Act 2014”, where EICR’s have been similarly enforced on rental properties since December 2015.

Simple and Streamlined to Electrical Compliance

National Safety Inspections are an award winning electrical safety company, working alongside some of the country’s largest letting and estate agents bringing their current housing stock in line with these regulation changes. Our aim is to offer a streamlined simple route to electrical compliance. Our extensive knowledge and team of skilled electricians ensure a smooth efficient process from first contact with our amazing office staff to completion of the job.

The reasons we are industry leaders in this sector are down to:

  • Company Priorities: At NSI we prioritise electrical safety testing, unlike other electrical firms, whose primary focus is large installation works.
  • 48 Hours Certificate Turnaround: You will receive a digital certificate within 48 hours of job completion with a quotation for any remedial works that may be required.
  • Remedial Works: We don’t subcontract any work, and everything is completed in-house. All required remedial works will be evidenced with a photo to ensure complete transparency.
  • Client Portal: Never lose a certificate again. You will be supplied with unique log-in details to access all certificates in your dedicated client portal.
  • Engineers: All engineers are directly employed by NSI, and will always be dressed in branded uniform with company ID badges. Due to the network of engineers we have available, sickness and absence issues can normally be covered by another engineer vastly reducing cancellations or rebooks.
  • Ease Of Contact: Our highly trained office staff are always at hand to aid you with any questions or queries. We have a bespoke CRM system that ensures all company processes run smoothly and efficiently.

“A Personal Approach With A Professional Service”

The Cost of EICR for Domestic Properties:

From £150 + VAT

Price will vary based on location and the number of properties. Price covers the first 15 circuits.

The Cost of EICR for Commercial Buildings:

£150 + VAT for the first 10 circuits. From £12 + VAT per circuit thereafter.

All prices can be tailored to your requirements.


What happens during the EICR Test?

NSI’s qualified engineers will assess the overall build quality, performance, and safety of an electrical installation. They will be looking out for any deterioration or defects.

The first stage of the test is a visual assessment. Equipment will be inspected to see if anything is clearly in need of repair or replacement.

Next, we disconnect the electrical installation from the mains power supply. Specific circuits will undergo dead testing to identify any wires which are inadequately connected.

There will also be live electrical testing. These include a precautionary test to check that if there does happen to be a fault in the system, it will disconnect within the time limit. 

We will also check whether the quality of the earthing and bonding is sufficient and whether the earth protection is sufficient. Plus, further examination of: switches, sockets, power outlets, light fitting, and any sockets installed in the property.

Electrical Services:

Electrical Testing

Fixed Wire Testing (EICR)

As many of you are now aware, the government have brought in “The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020”.

Portable Appliance Testing

Portable Appliance Testing

Safety in the workplace must be a top priority for all businesses to ensure ​electrical appliances and equipment are safe to use.

Visual Inspection Report

Visual Inspection Report

A Visual Inspection Report (VIR) is an in-depth visual inspection of the fuse board and all accessories, such as sockets and switches, to identify any visible signs of defects, damage, or deterioration.

Smoke Detectors

Smoke Detector Testing

Smoke detectors are life-saving pieces of equipment. It is a legal requirement to have a fully operational fire detection system installed in your property.

If you would like to book an engineer for Portable Appliance Testing please click here and we will endeavour to contact you as soon as possible.