Did you know that From the 1st July 2020 landlords with properties in England will need to conduct an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) in order to let their English properties from 1st July 2020?
From 1st July, landlords who fail to conduct an EICR (and any work it recommends) before a new tenancy commences will face a fine of up to £30,000. Local authorities will be responsible for enforcing the new rules, as specified under the Housing Act 2004.
We work with landlords in helping make their properties EICR compliant through inspection and testing of the property. All electrical testing we carry out comes with an electricians report.
An EICR test will assess the condition of your electrical systems and evaluate how efficiently they are working, paying attention to any deterioration or defects.
As part of the testing, engineers will check the condition of the electrics against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations – BS7671 (18th Edition) Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations).
Specific issues that can be revealed through an EICR test include:
• Any issue with circuits or equipment that might overload or overheat the system
• Areas of electric shock risks and fire hazards
• Safety issues with bonding or earthing of installations and equipment
• Potential faulty electrical work that could lead to faults or injury