Electrical Installation Condition Report
The best way to check the condition of your electrical installation is to have periodic inspection and testing carried out by a registered electrician. It is recommended that this is done at least every 10 years in private households or when the property is sold. For rented properties, the maximum period between inspections is 5 years or when there's a change of tenancy. This became mandatory through government on 1st June 2020, with heavy fines imposed on landlords who fail to comply.
The main purpose of periodic inspection and testing is to identify and report on any damage, defects, departures from the wiring regulations and deterioration, impairing the safety of an electrical installation. Reported deficiencies observed during the inspection and testing may then be remedied to enable continued safe use of the installation.
A periodic inspection can take anything from a few hours in smaller 1-bedroom flats up to a full day in bigger 4/5-bedroom houses. Multi-occupancy properties can take even longer. The length of time an inspection takes will also vary depending on whether the property is furnished or unfurnished.
At the end of inspection testing, we will provide you with an Electrical Installation Condition Report, also known as an EICR. This will identify which parts of the electrical installation require attention and a level of priority to be given for each item. We will also provide photos for any items of concern that are not readily accessible by the customer, such as loft spaces or inside electrical enclosures.
Where necessary we will provide you with a quotation for any remedial works required to make safe and to bring your electrical installation up to current standards.
Electrical Installation Condition Reports start from £150.00 + VAT
(up to a 3 bedroom property with one consumer unit)
This service is also available to commercial customers who have responsibilities under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 to ensure the safety of electrical systems and equipment used in the working environment.
Please get in touch for a free no obligation quotation.