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 onerous for private landlords, the new legislation was phased in. Now that it is fully in place, local authorities have the power to request an EICR for any private rental property on their ‘patch’. This must be supplied by you, the landlord, within 7 days. If you cannot provide this, you will be in for an expensive time and perhaps even a spell inside.
How to obtain your Landlord’s EICR in Kingston upon Thames
Call us now on 0208 406 9834 for a no-obligation chat about your Kingston upon Thames EICR. You will speak directly to an electrician, not a receptionist. You will therefore waste less time as you won’t need to wait for a qualified electrician to call you back.
Obtaining an EICR report in Kingston upon Thames requires careful and complete testing of your fixed electrical system by qualified electrician. During the EICR inspection, the wiring, fixed electrical fittings and also the fuse board will be systematically inspected. This is carried out methodically and carefully in order to :
– Identify if any electrical accessories and fittings are damaged or defective.
– Identify if there are any exposed live wires that may cause a fire or injury.
– Identify if earthing and bonding is appropriate and sufficiently effective.
– Check there are devices that provide protection against fire and electric shock and ensure they are in good working order.
– Find potential wear and tear or damage that may affect the safety of tenants.
It does not include the testing of appliances.
What do you receive?
On completion of the inspection, our qualified electrician will give you a written EICR. This includes a list of recommendations (where applicable). Some may require immediate remedial action, according to the following codes:
C1: Danger Present, Risk of injury. This requires immediate remedial action. This warrants an automatic failure because C1 faults are considered as being able to cause immediate harm or injury, potentially resulting in death. Any items found to be immediately dangerous during an electrical inspection (within reason) should really be rectified there and then by the electrician.
C2: Potentially Dangerous. This requires your urgent attention. C2 on the landlord’s EICR indicates faults that may or may not lead to the condition of the electrical installation as being deemed unsatisfactory. It depends on the exact situation.
C3: Improvement Required. This indicates sections that do not comply with current regulation standards but are not viewed as being dangerous. You can have a number of C3 items listed on your report and your electrical installation would still be viewed as satisfactory.
F1: Further Investigation Required.
Why call us for your private rental EICR?
South London Electricians are EICR specialists and we have surveyed and certified private rental properties in Kingston upon Thames and all other south London areas for many years. All of our EICR team are fully qualified and experienced electricians with an intimate working knowledge of of the intricacies of BS 7671. They are all equipped with advanced diagnostic equipment to provide the service you need.
By calling in South London Electricians, you will benefit from expertise and technology that ensures testing will be carried out correctly in the shortest possible time, thus causing minimum disruption to you and your tenants.
Areas of Kingston upon Thames we cover:
Kingston upon Thames
plus adjacent areas:
Epsom and Ewell
Richmond upon Thames
Remember … Call 0208 406 9834 for a no-obligation chat about your Kingston upon Thames EICR.