Electrical Installation Condition Report -EICR
An electrical certificate report, or Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), is what you’ll be given after We do the test and inspection in Your property or checked all the wiring of a property and made sure it meets the required safety standards comply with the regulation 18th edition BS7671
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) for the LandLord or Commercial
These reports replaced the previous “periodical electrical report” but they are essentially the same thing. The law states that a landlord or Householder must get one of these completed before a new tenant moves in. Homeowners purchasing a new home should ideally have one completed too, especially if the property is old and the wiring hasn’t been updated. You won’t get a certificate as such but you will receive a condition report.
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020
Electrical Safety Regulations 18th Edition BS7671 to come into force for landlords
Subject to approval by both Houses of Parliament landlords and agents. The Landlords and real state agencies will ensure electrical installation inspections and testing are carried out for all new tenancies in England from 1 July 2020.
The Government has laid The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 meaning landlords must ensure every fixed electrical installation is inspected and tested at least every five years by a qualified person. The Regulations also state that a landlord is required to obtain a report of the results of the inspection and test, supply it to each tenant within 28 days and retain a copy until the next inspection is due.
Upon request, the report must be provided to the local housing authority within 7 days and remedial work within the 28 days.
The Regulations require local housing authorities to enforce the rules and they have the power to arrange remedial action.
Proven breaches of the Regulations can result in the local housing authority imposing a financial penalty of up to £30,000.
Reference: government website.
What is an average cost of an EICR to comply with the regulation of British Standard BS-7671 (EICR)?
For landlords and anyone, who is looking for a condition report for the entire property, you’ll need an “Electrical Installation Condition Report”, this often is referred as a certificate, but technically it’s a report. The 2 or 3 bedroom house with reasonably new wiring would be priced between £150 and £300. Our Prices are Standard for EICR Electrical Safety Report.
How Long Does the Work Take?
Assuming the wiring is fairly recent, i.e within the last 30 years, the work normally takes 2-4 hours. For older homes with dated wiring, lots of faults may be detected and this may slow down the process. Also, larger homes will take longer. A modern 1- bedroom flat/house/studio will take less time to check when compared to a 50-years old or 5- bedroom house.
What’s Included in an Electrical Installation Condition Report Britis Standard BS-7671?
The formal report is usually delivered on at least seven pages and includes results from:
How Often Should a Home be Tested?
There’s new law on 1 June 2020 that requires a homeowner to have EICR the electrical installation condition report tested although you’ll leave yourself exposed to legal implications if there’s a serious incident that could have been avoided by having the wiring tested and repaired. Landlords should have the installation tested before any new tenant moves in, if the property has new Tennant or occupants, so Landlord have to be sure with this report the electrical system is safety in the property, otherwise have to carry out repairing in the property according the latter regulations Bristis Standar BS7671. For homes with swimming pools, it’s generally advisable to have the electrics tested at least every year.
How Much Does a “Part P” Certificate or Building Control Cost?
If you chose an electrician that is a member of a competent person scheme as we are, he or she can self-certify the work and issue you with a certificate. This is usually included in the price they quote you. If your chosen electrician isn’t a member they won’t be able to self-certify and you’ll need to notify building control and pay a fee. This fee varies from council to council and depends on the complexity of the work. As an example, in 2019 Haringey Council charge £300 for Building Control notification for house rewires and £250 for other notifiable works. We provide for free Building Control Certificate part p when you hire our service that require to notify the labour to Building Control London.
Please find attached your EICR electrical certificate from Energy North Ltd
Created 13-07-2021. This safety certificate has been issued to confirm that the electrical installation work to which it relates has been designed, constructed and inspected and tested in accordance with British Standard 7671 (The IET Wiring Regulations). If you were the person ordering the work, but not the owner of the installation, you should pass this Certificate, or a full copy of it including the schedules immediately to the user.