What is EICR Testing for Landlords &
why do you need it?
In April 2021, legislation around EICR testing for landlords in the UK came into force to ensure their tenanted properties meet current electrical safety standards. The regulations also require that all EICR testing is only carried out by fully qualified and registered electricians – like us.
EICR stands for Electrical Installation Condition Report. After all the checks are finished, the report created and any necessary remedial works completed, you’ll be issued an electrical certificate to prove your property meets the required standards.
Electrical Certificates for Landlords’
While EICR testing may be a necessity for landlords, that doesn’t mean it has to be a hassle – you can trust our team to carry out their checks and issue your electrical certificates accurately and efficiently.
If your property is already occupied, we’ll work around you and your tenant to arrange access at a convenient time – observing any current social distancing and PPE guidelines as required – and always working tidily and respectfully.
Before we arrive to carry out our checks, we’ll be in touch to gather a few details, such as how many circuits there are, if there are any that must remain on throughout and if there are any hazards or access issues we need to be aware of.
EICR Report &
The EICR testing process covers essential safety criteria such as the installation’s integrity, checking for any damage to wiring, sockets and switches and ensuring that your rented property conforms to current BS7671 regulations.
After the EICR testing is complete, we’ll put together a report plus a quote for any remedial works that may be required to bring your electrics up to standard – you’re under no obligation to use us, you can choose any provider you wish.
Once our electrician is 100% satisfied that your installation is completely safe and compliant, our policy is to issue all of our electrical certificates for landlords within 48 hours – no waiting, and no need to chase.
We’ll keep your details on record and send you a reminder when your next EICR test is due (this must be within five years), helping to ensure that you always have a current EICR certificate as required by law.