EICR regulations have now changed….
(EICR) Electrical installation condition reports are now a key part of electrical safety, Landlords have the responsibility to ensure that a tenanted property has an electrical installation that is safe to use by its tenants.
The Law around the EICR has now changed and will come into effect for new tenancies in July 2020.
There will be a legal onus on all landlords to have an electrical installation condition report (EICR) in place. They will have to be able to provide this to the tenant, managing agent or local authority generally upon occupancy or within 30 days should they ask.
The government has also laid down the law that all existing tenancies will require a EICR report by April 2021.
Electrical equipment should be kept safe, this includes all portable appliances. The best thing for this is a portable appliance test. Here at Current UK Electrical we carry out PAT testing including a certificate upon completion from £65 +vat if on site carrying out an EICR . Below is a small list for an example of appliances that will need PAT testing;
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryers
- Table lamps
If you do not get an EICR done by;
– July 2020 for new tenants
– and April 2021 for existing tenants
the government can impose large fines and possible prison sentences.
If you want some advice on your current situation, there are several places you can look for advice.