Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, the last thing we want to be doing is picking up the phone and dealing with electrical problems in a rented property. It usually means time and money to get it fixed. We all know we need a gas safety certificate and insurance, just in case anything goes wrong. What people usually forget is the electrics and when they go, it can be quite dangerous. It is always advised you have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) every five years to ensure your electrics are safe.
An EICR is a thorough test of the condition of the electrics and tells you if they are safe and states any necessary improvements. A visual and technical inspection takes place including earth fault loop testing, polarity and insulation resistance testing and should be carried out by a professional electrician. A positive inspection can potentially reduce insurance and gives you the peace of mind as the landlord and tenant, your electricity is safe and you’re not going to have major problems any time soon.
If you rent a property without checking the safety of electrics, you can be putting yourself in danger of electric shocks and fires that can potentially be fateful. If your electrics are not working properly and inefficient, you could be using a lot of energy resulting in even higher energy bills unnecessarily. Not everyone can afford big bills in this economic climate. You can easily check the status of the electrics in the home by asking your Landlord for an EICR which will tell you if your home is electrically safe. EICR reports are not expensive and we can carry out one for your home. Just give us a call for a free no obligation quote.