An electrical installation condition report previously known as (periodic electrical inspection) is an inspection on the condition of an existing electrical installation, to identify if any part of the installation does not meet current British standards.
EICR certificate cost
Landlord Electrical Certificate (studio) £89
Landlord Electrical Certificate (1 bed) £99
Landlord Electrical Certificate (2 beds) £119
Landlord Electrical Certificate (3 beds) £129
Landlord Electrical Certificate (4 beds) £139
Landlord Electrical Certificate (5 beds) £159
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Who requires an EICR
There are many reasons why you may want to have an Electrical Installation condition report completed, some of the common use cases are listed below
- You are a private landlord who wants to ensure that all of your electrics are safe and meet British Standards prior to renting it to tenants.
- You are a Landlord who is renting a property out through a Housing association or Council and they have requested the report
- You are a Home buyer who has/is purchasing a property and you want to ensure the electrics meet British standards. Its also common for Building surveys to request that the Gas and Electrics are tested.
- You are a Home owner who wants to make sure the property electrics are safe.
An EICR testing will:
- reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded
- find any potential electrical shock risks and fire hazards in your electrical installation
- identify any defective DIY electrical work
- highlight any lack of earthing or bonding
Tests are also carried out on wiring and associated fixed electrical equipment to check that it is safe. A schedule of circuits will also be provided, which is invaluable for a property.
Why is an EICR testing needed?
Every electrical installation deteriorates with use and age. It is important for the person responsible for the maintenance of the installation to be sure that the safety of users is not put at risk, and that the installation continues to be in a safe and serviceable condition.
Who should undertake an EICR testing?
EICR testing should be carried out by a competent electrician who is registered by an approved governing body. All of the periodic Inspections that we conduct are carried out by either the NICEIC, NAPIT or STROMA registered Engineers who have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the industry.
What happens during an EICR testing?
The electrician will check the electrical installation against the requirements of BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations ( IEE Wiring Regulations) – as amended, which is the national safety standard for electrical installations, and contains around 850 Regulations.
What is an EICR?
An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is a formal method of recording the findings of the periodic inspection, on six pages for domestic installations and for larger installations.
The main purpose of an EICR is to report on the safety condition of an existing installation. Last Box on page 1 of an electrical installation condition report will describe the overall condition as either ‘satisfactory’, in which case no immediate remedial work is required, or ‘unsatisfactory’ which means remedial work is required to make the installation safe to use.
Where an EICR describes the installation as ‘unsatisfactory’, the next thing to look on page 3`Observations and Recommendations for Actions to be Taken’.
This is where any departures from BS 7671 are recorded, and a code to indicate the urgency of the action needed is given.
- Code 1 – Danger present, Risk of injury, Immediate remedial action required
- Code 2 – Potentially dangerous, urgent remedial action required
- Code 3 – Improvement required
- F1 – Further investigation required without delay
Code 1 indicates a dangerous condition that requires urgent attention to make the installation safe. Once the necessary remedial work has been completed, an appropriate landlord electrical certificate should be issued to confirm that the remedial work has been carried out in accordance with BS 7671. The electrician will give a summary of the inspection in the report, which will give a clear indication of the condition of the electrical installation, taking into account all relevant circumstances.
What happens after an EICR testing?
If an electrical installation condition report is satisfactory you will be given your document and no further action will be needed until your next report is due.
If the report recommends improvements to the installation, we will give you a no obligation quotation for the remedial works to be carried out. If the remedial works are carried out by us you will also be given a free an Electrical Installation Condition Report reflecting the changes that you have made and to outline that the periodic inspection has now been recognised as satisfactory.