Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) for landlords ensures the safety of an electrical installation with a declaration that the new installation, alteration or addition is safe to use at the time it was put into service.
We specialise in installations and reports to make sure these crucial standards are met.
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£220 – Up to 10 circuits
£25 – Thereafter for each circuit
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Get your Electrical Installation Condition Report ready for the 1st April 2020.
An upcoming change in the Law for Landlords of Privately Rented properties. The new legislation is “The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020”. Unlike “The 18th edition wiring regulations” produced in the UK by the IET, the new legislation is a statutory instrument and as such has full legal effect.
The legislation has several requirements on a Private Landlord summarised below.
A private Landlord must:
1. Ensure that the “electrical safety standards” are met.
2. Ensure every electrical installation in the residential premises is inspected and tested at “regular intervals”.
3. Must ensure such inspection & testing is completed by ‘Qualified’ persons.
For existing tenancies this must be completed by 1st April 2021 and any rectification work must be completed within 1 month of obtaining such report.
For new tenancies this must be completed before occupation or such occupation is unlawful.
“Private Landlord” is defined in the Housing Act
“Electrical safety standards” is defined as the standards for electrical installations in the eighteenth edition of the Wiring Regulations, published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the British Standards Institution as BS 7671: 2018 ISBN-13: 978-1-78561-170-4.
“Regular intervals” is defined as not more than 5 years.
“Qualified person” means a person competent to undertake the inspection and testing required under regulation 3(1) and any further investigative or remedial work in accordance with the electrical safety standards;
This is a difficult condition for landlords and agents as Competent persons schemes such as NICEIC & NAPIT operates QS (qualified supervisor) schemes where not all individual operatives are indeed qualified; it is down to the due diligence of those ordering the work to ensure the individual carrying out the inspection and work is indeed personally qualified.
For Landlords this is undoubtedly painful legislation, it requires installations to be compliant with the 18th edition Wiring regulations, (‘ Electrical safety standards’ must be ‘Met’) this means installations prior to January 2019 may not meet such standards.
It is imperative that landlords start to act now, this legislation gives powers to councils to order, complete and invoice you for works and costs should you fail to do so.
Contact us for a consultation on the new legislation and how we can minimise your disruption whilst complying with your legal obligations.