Advantages of an EICR when purchasing property

An EICR is an Electrical Installation Condition Report. This is a type of electrical inspection that involves both visually testing equipment as well as implementing practical tests. This must be carried out by a professional, registered team of electricians, like us here at Walker Electrical, and must be carried out at different levels of frequency depending on the type of property. But what are the advantages of an EICR when purchasing property? And what should you consider?

What are the advantages of an EICR when purchasing property?

There are a number of benefits and advantages to carrying out an EICR report before purchasing any property, both residential and commercial. These advantages include:

  • Identifying any hidden electrical problems
  • Increasing buying power and negotiating the price

Identifying any hidden electrical problems with an EICR

Before purchasing any property you can make sure that it is safe and in full working order, with no short cuts or hidden issues. Not only does this save you money in the long term, it can help ensure that your new property will be safe, and won’t cause you significant electrical problems further down the line.

Increasing buying power with an EICR

When you are buying a property, an EICR report can help you negotiate on the price, and boost your buying power. This is because if the EICR indicates any problems or issues, the cost of the sale can be negotiated to factor in any work that will need to be done to make the property up to code.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical. We are Preston’s leading electrical experts. We work with companies and businesses across Preston, and the North West, to provide a wide range of high quality, professional electrical and lighting solutions. This includes installation, repair and maintenance, as well as testing and EICR reports.