Electrical Installation Condition Reports
We have been carrying out electrical inspections for the private rental sector for many years. We count many landlords, estate agents and property management companies as regular customers.Five Yearly Electrical Checks
From 1st June 2020, private landlords in England will be required to have the electrical installation in their rental properties checked by a qualified electrician to ensure that they are safe.
This means that:
- Electrical installations must be inspected and tested prior to the start of a new tenancy from 1st July 2020
- Checks must be carried out on any existing tenancies by 1st April 2021
These checks must then be carried out on a five yearly basis.
A copy of the most recent electrical safety condition report (EICR) must be provided to both new and retained tenants.
The landlord is responsible for making sure that the person who completes the check is suitably competent. Many electricians who are registered for installation work are not necessarily registered to carry out inspection work. Chorlton Electric Ltd
are registered on the government's Competent Persons Register with specific approval to undertake electrical safety reports: https://www.electricalcompetentperson.co.uk/