Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR)
Cavendish Electricals & Services Limited provides Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) for residential Homeowners, Landlords and Commercial-Educational Premises. If you move home and would like to know the hidden faults of your new property’s wiring system, we can help you to quantify these future costs and equip you with help and guidance.
Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR)
For homeowners it is recommended to be carried out in every 10 Years maximum and for Landlords it is compulsory to renew 5 years.
If you require same day certificate and/or resolve issues, we are fully qualified to carry out Inspection and Testing. We repair the faults on the very same day after you have agreed of the quotation of the risen problems.
Ensure the earthing and bonding are adequate
Identify whether there are any damaged electrical fittings and accessories
Look for any exposed live wires that could cause injuries or fires
Search for any damage to or wear that could compromise the safety of visitors/tenants
Visually check to make sure all devices are protected against fire, damages and electric shock
C1 – this is given when the electrics are deemed dangerous and will need immediate work.
C2 – this is given if electrical dangers exist and immediate work is recommended.
C3 – this is given when electrics don’t pose any dangers, but the electrician believes some
improvements could be made.
It has become compulsory for Landlords and Businesses to have a valid EICR in place. For residential home owners it is not a legal requirement but insurance companies Do Not compensate their customers if the owner of the property neglected the wiring system which caused fire or personal injuries.
So, do not avoid asking a Comptent Person Scheme registered electrician to visit your home and carry out the essential work for your safety. This is insignificant amount of money comparing to wiring damage or a house fire which can cause a lifelong trauma.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Do You Provide Landlord Electrical Safety Certificate?
Yes, we are NAPIT Registered Electrical Company which is similar to another Electrical National Body called NICEIC. However, it is irrelevant what is the national body, the Landlords must have proof the inspection and testing of the properties have been carried out and obtain a report from the “competent person”.
Officially, the government has announced new electrical safety regulations which will apply to all new tenancies in England from the 01st of July 2020 and all existing tenancies from 1st of April 2021. Landlords who fail to comply with these new safety regulations could face a fine of up to £30,000.
- I'm a Landlord, What Documents Do I Need?
Provide a copy of the report to the existing tenant within 28 days of the inspection and test.
Provide a copy of this report to new tenants before tenancy can start.
Provide a copy of this report to any prospective tenant within 28 days of receiving a request for the report.
Provide a copy of the electrical safety report of a property to the local authority within 7 days if requested.
Keep a copy of the electrical safety report for the next inspection.
Fix any electrical issues that may have been highlighted during the inspection within 28 days.
Inform the local authority and tenants within 28 days that any electrical issues which have been highlighted within the report have been fixed.
- How long is an EICR valid for?
The IET Wiring Regulations BS7671 recommends that an EICR should be checked as follows:
Landlords – every five years or (recommended) when there’s a change of tenancy.
Business owners, Primary & Secondary School and Universities – every five years.
Homeowners – every ten years, unless you have a swimming pool – therefore, you should get it checked every year.
- What Is Included In The Inspection?
If there are any overloaded electrical installations within the property
Identify possible risks of electrical fire
Check that all electrical work is in good order and there is no malfunction.
Whether there is insufficient earthing and bonding
The testing of Electrical appliances such as cookers, fridges, televisions is not included as part of the inspection, however, we advise landlords to carry out what is known as a portable appliance testing or PAT which will ensure all appliances are safe and in good working order to prevent any potential risks.
- How Much Does The EICR Certificate Cost?
The EICR Cost mainly depends of the size of the Consumer Unit (How many ways or number of MCBs contains your Fuse Board) and the Age of the Consumer Unit. Commercial EICR cost more and each circuit is larger containing more load (lights or sockets), Domestic EICR cost vary too but for a small one bedroom flat is around £150 and a 3 bedroom house could be £200.
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Our trained job booking team will be happy to discuss your requirements. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 015 3648 3348 to book a visit or enquire online. We aim to provide a professional and efficient service from the initial job enquiry to job completion.