What you need to know about an EICR
How do you know the electrics in your property are safe? One step is to ask a qualified electrician to produce an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) which assesses the condition of the electrics and gives peace of mind to both landlords, tenants and homeowners.
Rented properties must have their electrics checked at least every 5 years, or when a tenancy ends in the middle of a 5 year period to ensure that the electrics are safe and won’t cause any potential hazards for future tenants.
New regulations were introduced earlier this year to improve the safety of the private sector rental market.
What is checked during the assessment?
Epic Global uses the method recommended by the leading governing body for electricians, NICEIC.
The inspection covers a number of observations in line with regulations which will allow the
electrician to assess various aspects of the electrical systems for safety. The inspection will also
include recommendations for improvement which might be necessary or beneficial to improve the
safety of the property.
During the visit we will test and inspect these items:
- Consumer Unit (main fuse board)
- Light fittings
- Light switches
- Electrical cables within the structure of the building.
- Earthling and bonding
- Signs of wear and tear
- Visible signs of burning/scorching or damage from other outside influences.
- RCD protection around the home.
Our electricians are qualified to relevant BS 7671 standards and have years of experience giving them the competence to carry out an EICR on your property.
NICEIC produce a factsheet for homeowners which can be downloaded here:
If you are a Landlord or Tenant worried about the electrical safety of your property, get in touch
with us today.