A Landlord Electrical Inspection Certificate can also be referred to as an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report). In the United Kingdom these certificates are required to operate as a private landlord since 1st June 2020 and existing tenancies from 1 April 2021. These assessments must be carried out on every property to let at intervals of no more than 5 years.
An EICR offers landlords peace of mind and insight into their property. Tenants can also feel secure in the knowledge that the electrical system of their rental property has been tested to the highest standards.
If a private tenant has a right to occupy a property as their only or main residence and pays rent, then the property needs an EICR. With new laws coming into effect an EICR report must be supplied to each tenant of your residential premises within 28 days of the tests. A penalty of up to £30000 can be imposed on landlords in breach of their duty. If a property is found to be unsatisfactory, remedial work can be work carried out on behalf of the tenant with costs recovered from the landlord. With new legislation in mind, it is best for all landlords to be proactive and have thorough testing carried out and EICR reports generated by EICR approved contractors.
Should any faults be found, Certified Electricians London can recommend immediate remedial action or further information on how to remedy these faults in the future.