Landlords: Have You Got Your EICR?
From the 1
st of June 2020, private landlords became legally required to ensure all electrical appliances within their rental properties had been tested by a competent professional before a new tenancy begun on 1 st of July 2020. Existing tenancies have until 1 st of April 2021. You must have these test carried out every 5 years in order to obtain an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).
Worthy Electrical Services Ltd specialise in EICRs for private landlords. For information, call . 020 8674 2098 What Is Its Purpose?
An EICR is the document issued following a thorough inspection and test of electrical installations, and it is very important. Not only is it a legal requirement, but a safety precaution. Over time, all electrical installations and equipment will deteriorate, and an EICR will show if any electrical circuits or equipment are broken.
It will also find any electric shock risks and fire hazards in points where there is damaged or faulty wiring.
What Is Tested?
Your electrician will test:
That your fuse board is safe and compliant with electrical safety standards Everything is correctly earthed to prevent the risk of a potentially fatal electric shock The wiring in your sockets, lights and switches are correctly installed What If There Is An Issue?
If your report highlights any issues with the condition of your property s electrical installations, you must act immediately in order to keep your tenants and other residents safe. Work should be carried out quickly and professionally by a qualified electrician to resolve the issue and bring your property up to standard.
Written evidence should then be provided to prove your property is now safe and has met requirements. You have 28 days to complete the work.
Is There A Penalty?
If you fail to comply with these regulations, you could face a fine of up to £30,000, issued by your local Housing Authority.
Don t get caught out. Get it done.
Contact Worthy Electrical Services
For more information about Electrical Installation Condition Reports, contact Worthy Electrical Services Ltd. Call us today on You can also fill in our online
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