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Landlord Electrical Safety Certificate East Sussex

What is an EICR?

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) checks whether your property's wiring and electrics are safe. It's also known as the 'Landlord Safety Test' and is always carried out by a qualified electrician.

To make sure your property is safe, we recommend you have an EICR every 5 years.

What happens during an EICR?

There are five main things your electrician will do when performing an EICR:

  1. Record the results of the inspection and test to make sure the electrics are safe to be used until the next electrical testing
  2. Report any faulty electrics, damage, or wear and tear that might make the electrics unsafe
  3. Check for anything that doesn't meet the wiring regulations
  4. Check for anything that may cause electric shocks and high temperatures
  5. Provide electrical certificates for the installation at the time of inspection

What does it mean as a landlord?

As a landlord, you're responsible for the safety of the electrics throughout the rental property – this includes the installation itself and any electrical appliances you've provided. You'll need to make sure these are safe when a new tenant moves in and is maintained for the duration of their tenancy. It is vital that your electrical system is working safely in all domestic properties that you own.

As of 1st June 2020, private landlords are now legally required to have an EICR at least every five years.

If you start a new tenancy on or after 1st July 2020, you'll need to make sure the first inspection and testing are carried out before your new tenants move in. For existing tenancies, you'll need to complete them by 1st April 2021.

At CDS Electrical, all of our electrical work is carried out according to the highest industry standards. We can provide electrical inspections at your domestic or commercial property anywhere in the South East. Just get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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