EICR Reports Wirral
An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is a document which is produced following the assessment of the electrical installation within a domestic or commercial property by a qualified electrician or engineer. This involves carrying out thorough checks of the entire electrical installation throughout the property including light fixtures, power points, wiring etc. As faulty wiring is one of the main causes of electrical fires within the home EICR reports are important in order to ensure the property is safe to be occupied.
The main purpose of EICR reports is fivefold:
- Produce a record of inspection and testing, showing the electrical installation to be safe to use until the next inspection is required.
- Identify and report any wear & tear or damage that may have an effect on the safety level.
- Identify any elements of the installation that doesn’t meet IET Wiring Regulations.
- Identify any faults that may cause electric shocks or high temperatures.
- Provide a dated report to be referred to in future testing.
Landlord EICR Reports
As of July 2020 it is a legal requirement for landlords to ensure an EICR report has been conducted and they are unable to let their property before obtaining one. Failure to acquire an EICR, as well as having any recommended work completed, before the commencement of a new tenancy will result in a fine of up to £30,000. April 2021 will see this law applied to all tenancies as opposed to just tenancies beginning on or after July 1st 2020. An EICR will remain valid for five years.
Commercial Property EICR
Businesses are responsible for the health and safety of their employees and have an obligation to ensure the electrics within the business premises are safe. Having an EICR carried out within the business property is essential in order to fulfil the health and safety obligations and it is recommended businesses have an EICR completed every five years.
Home Owners EICR
Homeowners not intending to make their property available for let are recommended to obtain an EICR report every ten years. As a homeowner you may need an EICR report for a variety of reasons such as change of occupancy or for assurances when buying a new home. An EICR can provide you with peace of mind that the electrical installation within the property is safe.
Request an EICR Report
If you need an EICR report in Wirral or Merseyside get in touch with Royal Electrical Services today. Our local electrician will offer expert advice and guidance on any electrical issues your EICR report discovers.
Landlord Electrical Services
✓ Pre-Rental Inspections
✓ Householder EICR reports
✓ Mandatory safety checks
✓ Smoke/Heat/Carbon Monoxide Alarms
✓ Electric heaters and showers
✓ Full rewiring
✓ Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
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