A Landlord Electrical Certificate is essential for any rental property, as wires can deteriorate over time. Your property could quickly be deemed no longer safe and compliant with current regulations. As the duty holder, this puts you at risk of liability for an electrical incident, including any fire damage to the building, and injuries sustained by a member of the public.
A Landlord Electrical Certificate, which is also referred to as an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) or an Electrical Safety Check is the examination and testing of the electrical circuits contained within a client’s property. This includes the socket outlets, lighting and all other circuits. As an electrical testing specialist, we manage all types of domestic electrical testing projects, providing EICR certificates in accordance with BS 7671.
From 1st June 2020, private landlords in England are required by law to have the electrical installation in the rental property certified by a qualified electrician. This should take place either during a change of tenancy or every five years, whichever occurs first.