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Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) tailored especially for landlords and letting agents

What is an EICR

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is a report carried out to assess the safety of the existing electrical installation within a property and is used to describe its condition. Parts of the system that are reported on include consumer units, protective bonding, lighting, switches and sockets etc.

Why have EICR been introduced?

Mandatory electrical safety checks for rental properties have been discussed for a long while. Whilst many landlords already follow electrical best practices, the new regulations aim to ensure that properties are protected and that tenants are safe.

Back in 2018, a consultation was held by the Electrical Standards Working Group to discuss electrical safety in the private rented sector. In January 2019, the government published a response to the consultation that contained a number of recommendations, including mandatory requirements for landlords to carry out electrical checks every five years.

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Landlord Electrical test and inspections in Beaconsfield

 

Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) and inspections in Beaconsfield and every else in the UK are now mandatory. They are very important to landlords and letting agents in Beaconsfield.

 

By 1st April 2021, Landlords In Beaconsfield will need to have an EICR performed on all properties with existing tenancies.

What do the new the regulations mean for landlords?

The mandatory electrical inspection regulations set out some duties for landlords. All private landlords in England are required to:

> Ensure that the electrical safety standards are met during a period when the residential premises are occupied under a tenancy
> Ensure every electrical installation in the residential premises is inspected and tested at regular intervals by a qualified person (‘regular intervals’ is every five years, unless a report from an inspection and test specifies sooner)

After the inspection and testing is carried out, landlords must:

> Get a report from the qualified person carrying out the inspection and test, which includes the results of the inspection and test and the date of the next one (EICR)
> Supply a copy of the report to each existing tenant on the premises within 28 days of the inspection
> Supply a copy of the report to the local housing authority within 7 days of receiving a request from the authority
> Retain a copy of the report to give to the qualified person that carries out the next inspection and test
> Supply a copy of the most recent report to new tenants and to prospective tenants who request to see it

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As a landlord in Beaconsfield

As a landlord in Beaconsfield, it’s your job to ensure that your property is safe for your tenants, and this is something you need to do each time you rent out a property.

With our landlord electrical inspections in Beaconsfield, Current UK Electrical are able to provide widespread testing of an entire residence, supplying you with an electrical safety certificate on completion. Whether you own just one property or several.

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