Bromley EICR Inspections
New legislation pertaining to electrical safety in private rental property came into force in July 2020. This legislation demanded that landlords must provide new tenants with the EICR (electrical installation condition report). From April 2021, you will be required to provide electrical safety certificates for existing tenancies. It also demands that future electrical inspections are carried out at five year intervals, as is also required with HMOs. The legislation is applicable to the installation but not the appliances. That comes under the requirements for PAT testing.
Landlord Electrical Safety Certificate Exceptions
The majority of tenancies in the private rental sector are covered by the regulations, however, there are some excluded tenancies. As a Bromley Landlord, you are not required by the new legislation to provide an EICR in the following cases:
– Rentals where the landlord lives in the building
– Tenancies with a right of occupation for seven or more years
– Halls of residence, refugee care homes, hospices and hostels
– Registered social housing
– If you are taking in lodgers
Despite the exemptions, it is nevertheless good practice to have the wiring professionally checked regularly. A check every five years would be appropriate, in line with July’s legislation.
Landlord’s Electrical Installation Safety Condition Responsibilities
You are required to use a qualified electrician to carry out the electrical safety check at your Bromley rental property. The legislation applied immediately to new tenancies, however, for existing tenancies, you have until the end of March this year. So don’t get caught up in the last minute rush, give us a call now on 0208 406 9834 any time for a free, no-obligation chat. You will be talking directly to an electrician, so you won’t have to wait for a receptionist to pass your details on meaning a shorter timescale for your EICR.
What the EICR Involves
Our engineer arrives at your property and will inspect all aspects of the electrical installation – consumer unit, wiring and outlets, earthing and bonding. Provided all is well with the system, a certificate is then issued. The certificate will also indicate if further investigation is required or areas where remedial work is needed. Once this is all completed, the certificate will be issued. A copy of the certificate must be given to new tenants within 28 days and tenants also have a right to ask for the certificate. In the latter case, you have 28 days to comply.
Local Authority Powers
Local authorities now can enforce compliance. If they suspect that a Bromley landlord is in breach of the new regulations, they can demand a copy of the EICR. You must supply this within 7 days. Should the local authority serve a remedial notice, you have either 21 days to submit a written representation if you feel the notice is unwarranted or 28 days to carry out the work. Non-compliance can lead to a penalty of anything up to £30,000.
Fast Turnaround for Bromley Electrical Installation Condition Reports
Ring South London Electricians now on 0208 406 9834 to chat about a landlord’s electrical safety certificate for your Bromley private rental. You will immediately save time by being able to talk directly with an electrician. We appreciate that sometimes you will need your EICR rapidly. We can’t down tools and come round instantly, but you can be assured that we will be there at the earliest opportunity.
Carrying out electrical installation inspections is second nature to our Electricians therefore no time will be wasted during your inspection. We guarantee accuracy and speed using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and our local experience. Put all of this together and you have the best and most cost-effective EICR inspection possible.
Our team of experienced and fully qualified EICR inspectors are available to inspect your private rental property in the south east, from Central London to the Home Counties. We are based in Croydon, which puts us in easy reach of many Bromley areas as well:
Along with this, we can also help customers in all other areas of South London:
In the Surrey area we regularly provide electrical inspections for domestic and commercial customers in
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