Landlords And Electrical Safety
The Landlords and Tenants Act 1985 requires that the electrical installation in a rented property is:
* safe when a tenancy begins and
* maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy
For rented accommodation the Electrical Safety Council recommends that EICR report is carried out at least every 5 years or on the change of tenancy.
Every electrical installation deteriorates with use and age. It is important that landlords ensure that tenant(s) are not put at risk, by ensuring that the electrical installation continues to be in a safe and serviceable condition.
A EICR report is an inspection on the condition of an existing electrical installation, to identify (in order of priority) any deficiencies against the National standard, BS 7671 (IEE Wiring Regulations) for the safety of electrical installations.
A EICR report:
* reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are 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,
* identify departures from the National standard (BS 7671).
Tests are also carried out on the electrical installation to check that it is safe and luis will provide a periodic inspection report (PIR) to record the findings of the inspection and testing.
The main purpose of a EICR report is to report on the safety condition of an existing installation. A EICR report is a formal method of recording the findings of the periodic inspection. The inspection and testing procedures should identify any damage, deterioration, defects and dangerous conditions within the installation.
The overall assessment section(s) of the report should 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.
Call Luis now to arrange your EICR reports.
Luis will also provide landlords maintenance for your property. Supplying you and your tenant with all his contact details for regular maintenance and emergency call outs.