What is an EICR?
-Electrical Installation Condition Report
Whether it’s a business or a domestic property you rent out your electrical installation should always be covered by an in date Electrical Installation Condition Report, commonly known as EICR. As an NICEIC approved electrical contractor, as part of our electrical services our electricians in Canterbury regularly carry out EICR's (electrical installation condition reports) for domestic and commercial clients alike.
How Long is an EICR (electrical installation condition report) valid for?
A valid EICR will last up to 5 years from the date of issue and will cover all tenancies during that 5 year period.
From 1st June 2020, it has been a legal requirement for landlords to provide a copy of a valid EICR to their existing or new tenants.
Without a valid EICR you will not be able to legally rent out your property.
Where else may would I require an EICR?
EICRs may be required for a variety of other purposes including buying, selling or at the renewal of a lease/contract and may have been requested by your solicitors. Home owners can have it carried out to ensure electrical safety within their property.
Commercial property owners are often asked upon a new lease for an EICR or by request of the insurance company. We can carry out an EICR for all large or small commercial properties.
What is tested during an EICR?
During an EICR, the consumer unit (or Distribution Board/ Fuse board), wiring and electrical accessories are thoroughly tested and inspected for faults or deviations from the Wiring Standards. Throughout the test, the following will be inspected and tested:
What happens when I've had my EICR completed?
Once complete an EICR will either yield a “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory” result.
If an “satisfactory” result is determined then a valid certificate will be issued upon payment of the invoice due.
If an “unsatisfactory” result is determined, then a quote will be provided for the required remedial works in order to get the installation up to the required standard. It is not possible to issue a valid certificate without the required remedial work having been carried out. Once the remedial work has been carried out and the invoice paid a valid EICR can be issued.
The link below provides further information on EICR's
What area's do we cover for EICR's?
We carry out electrical installation condition reports in Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Dover, Folkestone, Deal, Walmer, Sandwich Ashford, Faversham and throughout South East Kent.