Electrical checks in privately rented homes

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Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. From commercial and residential properties, to industrial premises and warehouses, we have the skills and the knowledge to tackle any electrical requirement. Including lighting for your conference room. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about privately rented homes and electrical checks.

What is the current legislation regarding electrical checks in privately rented homes?

In June 2020 the rules and regulations associated with electrical safety checks in privately rented accommodation changed. It has become a legal requirement for all new tenancies in privately rented accommodation to undergo an EICR test every five years. This legislation change was updated in April 2021 to cover all existing tenancies.

What is an EICR?

An EICR is an abbreviation for an Electrical Installation Condition Report which is a document that will be given to a Landlord after electrical safety checks have been implemented. This document will either formally declare that the electrical work is safe for continued use, or it will instead highlight any suggested or urgent repairs that need to be made. Aa part of the testing process all of the electrical circuitry and wiring will be examined and tested to ensure safety.

How much does an EICR cost?

An EICR will cost different amounts depending on the size of your property and the number of rooms. For a quote relevant to your property, get in touch with the experts today here at Walker Electrical.

Who should implement an EICR?

An EICR should be implemented by a professional, qualified and registered team like us here at Walker Electrical. This will ensure the quality of the testing and ensure that any issues will have been identified. It also means that any potential issues can be resolved quickly and effectively by the same team, ensuring continued safety.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.