EICR Certificate Cost

What is an EICR certificate?

An EICR Certificate or Electrical Installation Condition Report is an in-depth check of your property’s electrical systems and wiring. The purpose of the inspection is to assess and identify any conditions, faults, or defects that may pose a risk. This Electrical Safety Certificate thoroughly inspects all electrical systems and installations in a residential or commercial building.

Do I need an EICR certificate?

Legislation has recently changed and now states that from 1 July 2020, privately rented properties will require a valid EICR – Electrical Safety Certificate for all new tenancies and renewals. Business owners also need a valid EICR Electrical Certificate as they are legally responsible for the welfare of their employees, customers, or tenants and can be held liable if the damage is caused by unsafe wiring.

If you are a homeowner, an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR certificate) is not a legal requirement. However, it is recommended that a privately owned property should have a new electrical certificate every ten years. In addition, if you wish to sell your property, the buyer’s solicitor may require you to prove that the property is regularly maintained. You, therefore, need an electrical safety certificate. It is also worth noting that if you do not maintain your electrical systems, insurance companies may use this as a reason to refuse compensation.

How long is an electrical safety certificate valid for?

Current guidelines state that for rental properties, the Electrical Installation Condition Report is valid for 5 years, but also recommends that it is renewed at the start of each new tenancy.

How much does an EICR certificate cost?

Order your Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) for just £79 through London Property Inspections. We are confident that the prices we offer are the most competitive in the market and our prices are not quoted ‘before’ VAT, so the price shown on our website is the final price you will pay for an Electrical Safety Certificate.

EICR certificate costs for commercial and domestic use

The cost of an EICR certificate varies depending on the type and size of your property.

Commercial properties generally cost more to inspect than residential properties. This is due to size differences and more complex electrical installations. London Property Inspections offers competitive market prices.

Take a look here at some of the best prices for the EICR Certificate;

  • Electrical Safety Certificate for Studio flat £79
  • Electrical Safety Certificate for 1 bedroom £89
  • Electrical Safety Certificate for 2 bedrooms £99
  • Electrical Safety Certificate for 3 bedrooms £109
  • Electrical Safety Certificate for 4 bedrooms £119
  • Electrical Safety Certificate for more than 4 bedrooms (please contact us)

Who can issue the report?

The electrical safety certification is liable to be prepared by a competent and qualified person. The person responsible for issuance of electrical safety certificate should have adequate courses with hands-on practice which must involve testing and inspection of the electrical installations.

Can I self-certify my properties?

If you are qualified to inspect installations to the Electrical Installation Regulations 18th Edition and provide an electrical certificate report for this, then yes, you should be able to self-certify your properties.

What does the EICR check?

An EICR certificate check is carried out to determine if there are any serious problems with the electrical installations in a property. The inspection involves a visual inspection of the wiring as well as thorough testing of relevant parts such as internal (main system cables, electrical switchboards, etc.) and external parts (including light fittings, switches, sockets). Such tests include no-current testing, current testing, and testing of power-replacement devices – note that these tests require the power supply to be switched off briefly.