Landlord's Electrical Safety Report - Part 1

Image: Purley EICR for landlords and emergency electrician diagnosing a fault

EICR Legal Requirements and Responsibilities

Prior to July 1st 2020, there was no legal requirement for landlords to obtain an electrical installation condition report (EICR). The government changed that in order to ‘make sure the private rented sector will offer high quality, safe and secure housing’. They also acknowledge that many ‘good landlords’ already routinely carry out an EICR and perform necessary remedial work without it being the law.

Timing

For tenancies arranged since June 1st 2020, the EICR is immediately required, however, for existing tenancies at that date, you have until the end of March 2021 to comply.

Key Points of the EICR regulations

Landlords supplying privately rented accommodation have to:

  • make sure electrical safety standards are met
  • get the electrical installations in their rented properties checked at least every five years
  • use a qualified and competent electrician to carry out the inspection
    set a date for the next inspection
  • complete any remedial work within 28 days of the inspection and supply written confirmation to tenant and local authority within 28 days of completion of the work

Electrical Safety Inspections for Croydon Landlords

We have been carrying out electrical safety inspections for more than 25 years. When you call in one of our electrical safety electricians, you can be sure they are experienced and bang up to date with the current standards. Our electricians are also all equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment, so you have the peace of mind that any faults requiring remedial action will be detected quickly and accurately.

They routinely carry out of inspections at properties large and small, ranging from hospitals, care homes and schools, through offices down to one bedroom flats. You can benefit from this expertise by calling us 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.

Landlords EICR Certificate Responsibilities

Once our electrical installation inspector has checked your system, you will be given your EICR with the date for your next inspection and test. This needs to be supplied to an existing tenant within 28 days of the inspection and test.

If your property is between tenancies, the report must be supplied to the incoming tenant prior to the start of their occupancy.

If you are in the situation of trying to find a new tenant, the report must be supplied within 28 days of any request, though we doubt that you would ever leave it that long!!

The local authority may request a copy of your EICR, in such a case, you only have 7 days to submit it. You also need to retain a copy in order to give it to the electrician who carries out the next test.

Fast Turnaround Electrical Safety Reports

Ring South London Electricians now on 0208 406 9834. You will immediately save time by being able to talk directly with an electrician.

We appreciate that sometimes you will need your EICR rapidly. OK, so we won’t be able to 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. Having the latest diagnostic tools means that accuracy and speed is guaranteed. Put all of this together and you have the best and most cost-effective EICR inspection possible.

Areas Covered

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 Croydon Borough areas:

South Croydon
Purley
Sanderstead
Hamsey Green
Bermondsey
Camberwell

Along with this, we can also help customers in all other areas of South London:

Lewisham
Southwark
Greenwich
Thornton Heath
Kenley
Bromley
Dulwich
Lambeth
Orpington
Wandsworth
Whyteleafe

In the Surrey area we regularly provide electrical inspections for domestic and commercial customers in

Banstead
Caterham
Carshalton
Sutton

Remember…

…call us on 0208 406 9834 any time for a free, no-obligation chat

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