Electrical Installation Condition Report
EICR stands for electrical installation condition report, a document issued by a qualified & certified electrician after the inspection of fixed electrical installations in a property such as consumer unit, sockets, lights and wiring etc. Report shows the findings of fixed electrical installations either it is meeting current British standards or not.
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All of our engineers are qualified and insured and registered with NICEIC, NAPIT, Part P, City & Guilds and Gas Safe Register.
Who can carry out an EICR?
EICR can only be carried out by a competent person registered with any of these bodies NICEIC, NAPIT, STROMA or ECA. Must verify the identity and accreditation number of an electrician before he/she commence the inspection of property’s electrical installation. There are many persons in UK who are not qualified but carrying out the inspection using someone else identity and accreditation number.
How I can verify the electrician?
Every qualified electrician will have his registration number which could be verified by contacting the body he/she is registered with. Electrical body/institution names are NICEIC, NAPIT, STROMA or ECA. Take the registration number of an electrician and contact the concerned body before he commence inspection to make sure you are in safe hands.
How would I know EICR is Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory?
Once you get an EICR in your hands, you need to look for a page stating observations and codes. If report shows no observation and no code it means your EICR is satisfactory or of you find an observation issued by electrician with “C3” it also means your EICR is satisfactory.
If you find “C1 or C2” issued together on report or any one of these two codes it means your EICR is unsatisfactory.
For your better understanding see the observation and classification codes page from an EICR:
What I need to do if the EICR is Unsatisfactory?
You need to get the remedial work done within 28 days by law if your EICR is unsatisfactory. You can get the quotation from the electrician who did the inspection or you can also get the quotation from any other company or electrician of your choice by comparing the quotation price.
How many years EICR is valid for?
EICR is valid for 5 years. Electrician can also issue an EICR for a specific validity period as deemed to him appropriate after the inspection. We noticed some electricians are issuing the EICR with validity of “5 years or change of tenancy” which is wrong. You do not need to get a new EICR on change of tenancy and can use the same EICR during the 5 years tenure but you need to make sure previous tenant didn’t damage any fixed electrical installation in your property during his/her tenancy.
Do I need second inspection after the remedial work done?
Yes, second inspection is required once the remedial work is done just to make sure new installations are working properly and safe to use. Other companies charge for second EICR but we do not charge for second inspection. Once the second inspection is done you will be issued a new EICR with Satisfactory status valid for 5 years.
What is involved in Visual inspection?
Visual inspection is the part of EICR checks. Many electricity related parts are visually examined during inspection. For example finding out if any of the sockets in the house is broken or gas & water bonding is unavailable or earth cable is undersize or the location of the sockets installed is not correct. Visual inspection provides most of the information about the electricity of house to produce EICR report.
What the rules & regulations say:
Private landlords must ensure every installation in the residential property is inspected and tested at gap of not more than 5 years by a qualified and registered person.
1 July 2020: It is mandatory to provide satisfactory EICR to new tenancies
1 April 2021: It is mandatory to provide satisfactory EICR to existing tenancies
Duties of Landlord after inspection:
- Get a report from a person carrying out that test and inspection, which shows the results of inspection and date of the next inspection and test
- Provide a copy of the report to each tenant in residential premises within 28 days of the test is done
- Provide a copy of the report to the council within 7 days after receiving written request from the local authority
- Keep a copy of the report with you until next inspection is due and provide that copy to the person carrying out next inspection/test
- Provide a copy of the report to any new tenant for specified tenancy before the tenant move in to the premises and any prospective tenant within 28 days of receiving a written request for it from the prospective tenant.
How much remedial work cost?
Cost for remedial depends upon the nature of work needed. Every company have their own prices. We do the remedial work at very reasonable price. Contact us to get the quote
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