Electrical Installation Condition Reports

What is an EICR?

An electrical installation condition report (EICR), or periodic inspection report as they used to be called are often referred to by customers as a Landlord Safety Test or Homebuyers Test.

Do I need an Electrical Condition Report?

Whether it is your home, business or a property you rent out, then yes, you do need and EICR. You should always be covered by an in date Electrical Condition Report.

It is not a legal requirement, although a lot of legal documents refer to EICR’s as a way of satisfying their requirements. The Electricity at Work Act is one of them.

Some important information regarding an EICR

What is an EICR? – it’s like an MOT, but for your electrical installation. It provides you with a ‘satisfactory’ or ‘unsatisfactory’ result based on codes (that show the severity of the issue). It will then list recommendations (advisories).

Recommended frequency for reports:

  • Domestic – 10 years/change of occupancy
  • Tenanted – 5 years/change of occupancy

a) 4 to 6 circuits = £150
b) 7-10 circuits = £200

The test involves:
  • Unplugging/disconnecting all electrical equipment in the property to test the integrity of the circuit/s
  • Partial dismantle and thorough visual of the installation to check for potential safety issues
  • Checking all trip switches function correctly and within required times
  • Provide recommendations to improve the safety of the property to bring it up to the current 2019 regulations

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