EICR

Landlord’s Electrical Certificate Croydon and South London

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Second EICR Deadline

As we move into 2021, the second deadline for Landlord’s electrical safety certificates is fast approaching. You have barely 3 months to order yours for existing tenancies. As from April the first, all private rented properties must have an electrical installation condition report.

If you haven’t yet organised a date for your EICR inspection, act now. Call us on 0208 406 9834. With over 25 years experience of domestic, commercial and industrial electrical installations, we have the time in the trade and knowledge to deliver your electrical certificate rapidly […]

Landlord’s EICR – Part 2

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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 […]

Landlord’s Electrical Safety Report – Part 1

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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 […]