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We provide Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) for every type of building!

Who needs an Electrical Installation Condition Report?

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), formerly known as an Periodic Inspection Report, is a survey and report in which a competent and qualified person inspects and judges the safety of fixed electrical installations in a property.

  • Regulations that came into force in June 2020 legally require landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested at least every 5 years, in addition to this they must provide a copy of the electrical safety report to their tenants, and to their local authority if requested. These regulations are applicable to new tenancies from 1st July 2020.
  • These regulations have been described by the government as a “major step towards levelling up the private rented sector, making sure it will offer high-quality, safe and secure housing” and will also be applied to existing tenancies from 1st April 2021. Learn more about the requirements for landlords here.

While it’s not currently a legal requirement for business owners to have an EICR, employers are responsible for the welfare of employees so it is recommended by the national standard for electric installations (BS7671) that employers have an EICR undertaken every 5 years.

For homeowners, the national standard for electric installations (BS7671) recommends having an EICR carried out at least every 10 years, especially if you are moving into a new home, your insurance requires it, or if you have suspicions that the current electrics are faulty or old. Properties with swimming pools are advised to commission EICRs annually.

Properties exempt from needing a Electrical Installation Condition Report

A newly build property or one that has been completely rewired should have an EIC (Electrical Installation Certificate), this can be provided to tenants and local authorities if requested and they will not need to carry out further checks for 5 years after the EIC has been issued (provided they have complied with their duty(s) under Regulations).

The following tenancies are also exempt from the Regulations:

  • Private registered provider of social housing.
  • Shared accommodation with the landlord or landlord’s family.
  • Long leases/grants occupation for 7+ years.
  • Student halls.
  • Hostels and refuges.
  • Care homes.
  • Hospitals and hospices.
  • Other accommodation relating to healthcare provision.

See more in depth information on the above excluded tenancies here.

What does the survey involve?

The fixed electrical parts of a property will be inspected by a competent and qualified assessor, ‘fixed’ referring to things like the wiring, plug sockets, light fittings, and fuse box for the property as well as permanently connected equipment like extractors and showers. Electrical appliances such as TVs, cookers, fridges, etc. are not inspected during this survey, although landlords are recommended to regularly carry out PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) for any electrical appliance that they provide as good practice. Tenants/visitors are expected to make sure their own electrical appliances are safe.

The assessor will be inspecting to find out if:

  • There are any potential electric shock risks or fire hazards.
  • There is a lack of earthing or bonding (which are ways of preventing electrical shocks).
  • There is any defective electrical work.
  • Any electrical installations are overloaded.

What do I get?

After the site visit the findings of the survey are compiled into your EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) which uses classification codes to indicate where remedial work must be completed:

  • Code 1 (C1): Danger Present, risk of injury. The electrical inspector may make any C1 hazards safe before leaving the property. Remedial work will be legally required.
  • Code 2 (C2): Potentially dangerous. Remedial work will be legally required.
  • Code 3 (C3): Improvement recommended. Further remedial work is not required for the report to be deemed satisfactory. Remedial work is not legally required, however it will improve the safety of the installation if the improvements are implemented.
  • Further Investigation (FI): Further investigation required without delay. Further investigation will be legally required (it is the landlord’s responsibility to ensure this happens).

As well as the classification codes that relate to electrical installations, the report will include details of any required remedial work/further investigation, and a date that the next inspection is due by.

If remedial work or further investigation is required landlords must complete this work in 28 days (or less if specified in the report) and provide written confirmation that the work has been carried out to both their tenant and local authority.

If the remedial work is not undertaken and the local authority has reasonable grounds to believe that the landlord is breaching one (or more) of their duties in the Regulations then they will serve a remedial notice on the landlord. If the remedial work is still not undertaken then the local authority may arrange for remedial action to be taken, and can recover the costs of the remedial actions from the landlord.

Who will carry out the survey?

Easy EPC has a team of EICR assessors across the UK, who are qualified and competent in line with regulation.

How do I book?

To get a quote for an EICR for your property simply give us a call on 0800 170 1201, or alternatively fill in our contact form. The basic information we need to be able to provide you with a price for the survey is:

  • Postcode
  • Number of circuits
  • What the buildings is used for
  • Approximate floor area in M2 or SQFT (commercial)
  • Number of bedrooms (domestic)
  • Number of floors

It is useful and may enable us to offer a cheaper quote if you are also able to provide the following information:

  • Floorplans
  • If no floor plans are available how many rooms the building is divided into (including WCs etc.)
  • The full address of the property

Once we have provided you with a quote, if you wish to go ahead and book we will also need invoicing details and contact details for whoever will be meeting us on site. We don't charge up-front, but will invoice you for the work on completion, and release the EICR to you upon receipt of payment.

After you have booked with us we will contact you, or if you prefer an alternative site contact, to arrange an appointment. Once we have visited site and compiled the survey findings we will contact you to let you know it's ready and provide you with an invoice. On payment of the invoice we will email your EICR.

Our prices start from £199.95 + VAT, dependant on size and location of the property. Use this online booking tool to quickly get a quote for your EICR.

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