Landlord Electrical Certificate
Landlord electrical certificate is an electrical safety report that ensures the safety of the electrical installation work in a property and certifies that the new installation, alteration, or addition is safe for use when it is put into service.
The prices for electrical certificate for landlords are as follows:
- Landlord electrical certificate – Studio £79
- Landlord electrical certificate – 1 bedroom £89
- Landlord electrical certificate – 2 bedrooms £99
- Landlord electrical certificate – 3 bedrooms £109
- Landlord electrical certificate – 4 bedrooms £119
- Landlord electrical certificate – More than 4 bedrooms? Contact us
What can an electrical installation condition report show?
- Detection of the damaged electrical wiring that may cause shocks or burns to people and pets.
- Checking of the installation is safe to use.
- Check that protection is provided against damage to the property from fire or heat arising from a faulty location.
- Installation additions that could cause overloading.
- Modifications to the installation that could cause damage or injury.
- Where there has been flooding or water damage due to leakage.
Who should carry out an electrical installation inspection?
EICR should only be carried out by fully qualified authorized contractors who are NICEIC, ELECSA or NAPIT registered electricians who can check the condition of electrical installations in accordance with the UK Wiring Safety Standard.
The importance of electrical certification for landlords
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector Regulations 2020 came into force on 1 June 2020. These new regulations require electrical installations in properties let by landlords to be tested and inspected by a person who is qualified and competent, as this is a legal requirement.
How long a landlords electrical safety certificate valid for?
The regulations state that private landlords must obtain wiring certificates at least every 5 years or when their existing tenancy expires. However, always check your report as the previous electrician may have thought that more regular checks were needed. Landlords have a duty to ensure that all electrical installations and equipment are safe for use by the existing tenant and must ensure that there is an EICR.
By law, make sure the following points:
- Electrical installations, such as sockets, light fittings, are quite safe when tenants start shifting in.
- Regular and scheduled inspections including testing should be carried out by a registered electrician every five years or as decided.
- Provide an up-to-date report to new tenants before they occupy the premises.
- Keep a copy of the report to give to the inspector and tester who will carry out the next inspection and test.
- The tenant must keep these EICR certificates. As with any periodic inspection and testing, these certificates can help save on further investigations and costly surveys that may be required in the future. In addition, in the event of an injury or fire caused by electrical installations, these certificates provide documentary evidence that the installations have been installed to safety standards. In addition, landlords must provide a copy of the wiring report to their tenants and to the local authority if requested.
Discover the true condition of your property
Inspections involve a thorough investigation that includes visual inspection and instrument tests of wiring, connections, devices, plugs, sockets, fuse boxes, and other components to find out whether your wiring or any changes made in recent years, comply with BS 7671.
Protect your investment
Periodic inspection of your wiring work is an excellent preventative measure. If a qualified electrician carries out an inspection and checks for potential faults, you can prevent problems and avoid costlier repairs. You can also avoid fire, shock, and other related accidents. More importantly, you will be able to protect your rental properties including source of income.