Mandatory Electrical Checks a Step nearer?

Do landlords need Electrical Certificates?

To protect your tenants, and yourself as a landlord, an electrical inspection and certificate is highly recommended at least every five years.

It is important to prove that you have taken reasonable steps to ensure that your tenants are safe, and not at any risk from electrical faults.

  • It is recommended that you should have a full electrical inspection carried out every three to five years dependent on your previous inspection and age of installation. This examination investigates the state of the electrical wiring throughout the property and thoroughly checks if the installation is to current standards. Once the inspection is completed you will receive an electrical certificate outlining any issues found.

  • Landlord electrical safety certificates are important for ensuring the safety of your tenants and being able to prove that you have taken reasonable steps to ensure their safety.

  • Once the electrical report has been completed our electrician will issue you with an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). It will state if the electrical installation is satisfactory or if any remedial work is required to ensure it meets current safety standards.

  • Our engineers have the relevant qualifications and experience to provide both periodic inspection reports and installation certificates.

Items Covered In the Electrical Report (EICR)

The typical items tested in a domestic property are the fuse box or consumer unit, sockets, lighting, earthing and bonding. If there are any other than these, or special items that may need special attention please let us know before the testing and certificate are carried out so we can add it to the areas covered by the testing.

Please note any accessories attached to the electrical system such as items plugged in or externally attached are not checked unless specifically requested. If the report has an unsatisfactory conclusion and you require further information please give us a call and we will gladly help. This may involve having remedial works carried out to make this satisfactory. We can quote you for any works required.

We generally test a sample on each circuit (10%) to provide the necessary readings. The inspection is not invasive, we don't lift carpets or floors for example.

If a full test of every point is needed please let us know and we can arrange the full test to be completed.