Landlords don't get caught out by the new EICR rules!

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.

Failure to comply with the new rules could result in a £30,000 fine.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need an EICR?
The purpose of an EICR is to make sure the electrical systems and installations within a building are safe, correctly-installed and well maintained. They provide an invaluable condition check on properties of all sizes, from the home to a large-scale manufacturing facility.
What does an EICR test look for?

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

How is an EICR test performed?
To perform an EICR test, our specially-trained City & Guilds 2395 Inspection and Testing level engineers will need to disconnect the electrics from the mains power supply.

The test will then involve elements of visual inspections to identify any obvious faults with broken equipment or incorrect wiring, dead testing for continuity, insulation resistance and polarity, and live testing to check the system can react effectively in the event of a fault or electric shock injury.
EICR results
Any faults found within the system will be listed in the report, including the reason for the failure, and graded in terms of their severity in accordance with EICR fault codes.

Once your electrical system has passed the inspection fully and any urgent remedial work has been completed, you will be provided with an EICR Certificate of safety, giving you peace of mind that your electrics are safe.
How long does an EICR take?
Depending on the size of the property, an EICR test can take anything from a couple of hours to several hours depending on the size of the property. At Property Testing Services, we appreciate that time is money and strive to work around you to ensure that any downtime is kept to a minimum.
How do I get an EICR Test?
Contact Property Testing Services today for an EICR quote or to request more information about your electrical safety obligations.
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Many Thanks for all your help!"
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