Part 2 of our Landlord’s EICR information covers a variety of topics including the origins, the scope and other considerations.
The Landlord’s EICR – Development
The Housing and Planning Act of 2016 started the ball rolling for the development of the Landlord’s EICR. The Act granted the Government the power to regulate electrical safety standards in the private rental sector. The new Regulations are based on the recommendations of a working party which took into account the safety of the tenant and impact on the landlord.
The original working party recognised that it will […]
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.
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 […]