It’s easy to spot a crumbling wall. A rotten window frame. Loose tiles. What isn’t so easy to spot are electrical installation faults. That is why the Government brought in legislation to make sure the wiring of private rental accommodation is regularly inspected and maintained. As a Landlord in Sutton, Surrey or South London, you will undoubtedly by now be aware of the current EICR requirements.
When it was first issued, the legislators acknowledged that this was not being introduced to make your life more difficult. They just wanted to make sure […]
What Happens During An EICR?
In short, a qualified electrician looks at and tests the fixed electrical system in your private rental property in Beckenham or Thornton Heath and issues a report. You then need to carry out any remedial work recommended, if there is any.
What is an EICR
You are probably already aware of this but just in case you are not … an EICR is also referred to a a Landlord’s electrical safety test. It is now required legally on all private rental tenancies. A landlord can be slapped with heavy penalties if […]
EICR Kingston Private Rental
A landlord’s Electrical Inspection Condition Report (EICR) became a legal requirement for ALL tenancies in April 2021. In the year prior to this, the EICR was required for all new tenancies. And before that, it was not compulsory, unlike the gas safety certificate. The government acknowledged that many landlords already ensured that the fixed electrical systems in their private rental properties were well maintained. However, they wanted all tenants to benefit from the knowledge that the property they rented was electrically sound.
In order to make the transition less […]
Landlords Electrical Inspection & Reports, Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth
An electrical installation condition report (EICR) are now required legally for all private rentals. It was formerly called the periodic inspection report. These are required to be carried out at a maximum interval of 5 years or on change of tenancy, whichever comes sooner. All existing tenants plus future tenants of a property must be given a copy.
Stiff penalties are in place for landlords who do not have these or cannot provide a current report. The electrical installation in your Lambeth, Southwark or Wandsworth private rental property must conform […]