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Landlord Electrical Safety Certificates

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Landlord Electrical Safety Certificates


Able Electricians have been providing electrical testing and certification since 2015 and we are fully qualified to the latest City & Guilds standards.

As from the 1st of July 2020 it is a legal requirement for all property landlords to obtain an Electrical Safety Certificate for each property for all new tenancies in England All existing tenancies must comply by April 2021.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, under the government’s guidance, landlords and letting, agents are required to provide safe homes during the COVID19 pandemic.

What Certificate Do I Need ?


All landlords as from the 1st of July 2020 will need to proved all new tenants of their properties with an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report).

To obtain an EICR a qualified and competent person must carry out a periodic inspection of the electrical installation within the property.

A periodic inspection involves testing the entire installation from the consumer unit, checking there is adequate earthing provisions and safety by automatic disconnection from supply for each circuit.

We test that the wiring is in good condition and there is adequate protection from electric shock. We provide an EICR which demonstrates all test results performed on each circuit and a summery of the overall condition of the installation.

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Do I need to give my tenant an electrical certificate?


In compliance to Electrical Safety Standards, all landlords must provide an EICR to each new tenant or local authority on commencement of the tenancy.

You have up to 28 days to comply with the legislation, non-compliance can result in a £30,000 fine for each breach and can be enforced by your local authority.

A standard EICR last for five years when a new certificate will be required and will be issued on completion of another periodic inspection.

All existing tenancies have until April 2021 to have an up to date EICR which again will last five years.

What Is A Periodic Inspection ?


Periodic Inspections should only be carried out by qualified and competent persons carrying the relevant certifications. Able Electricians are qualified to the latest City & Guilds In Periodic Inspection and Testing. We will check the condition of the electrics against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations, BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IEE Wiring Regulations).

We inspect and test the entire system ensuring all earthing and bonding is adequate based on the use and type of system you have. We test and inspect all switchgear, over-current protection and fault protection in the for of RCD's and RCBO's. We test the performance of the wiring by passing a test current through each cable ensuring the insulation is of suitable quality, this test may indicate the need for a full or partial rewire. All light fittings and power outlets are tested to ensure they comply to safety standards.

The person carrying out the report will detail any observed damage, deterioration, defects, dangerous conditions and any non-compliance throughout the property and will record it accurately on the certificate.

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