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What exactly is an Electrical Safety Certificate?

Electric systems, wiring, and fuses are all shown to be safe with a valid Electrical Safety Certificate on hand. Ensuring your house is safe to live in, is an important component of homeownership.

As a landlord, you are required by law to maintain an Electrical Safety Certificate and ensure that it is current. So it's crucial to be aware of your responsibilities and keep your investment in line with the law.

The electrical safety of your house or investment property is qualified by obtaining an electrical safety certificate.

An EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) Inspection is completed on a property before an Electrical Safety Certificate is issued. EICR certificates must be renewed every five years to keep them current with new inspections mandated.

What is the significance of a Certificate of Electrical Safety?

By law, landlords must comply with the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act of 2018 by obtaining an Electrical Safety Certificate for each of their rental homes. Privately rented houses can be assured of their safety under this regulation.

For every family, electrical and gas safety should be a top priority. Data from the Home Office show that electrical problems cause more than ten percent of all residential fires in the UK.

Furthermore, there is a greater danger of electrical fires when electrical systems are neglected for an extended period, such as overloaded outlets or exposed wires.

Should I hire a professional?

If you hire a professional to conduct your EICR inspection, means that you can rest assured about your property's safety.

What is the Electrical Safety Certificate Act?

For the issue and renewal of EICR certificates, no special legislation exists. Sections 122 and 123 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016(1) and Section 234 of and Paragraph 3 of Schedule 4 to the Housing Act 2004(2) are used to implement laws that came into effect in June 2020.

As of July 1, 2020, the law applies to all new rental properties, and as of April 1, 2021, it applies to all existing private rental homes.

How does an EICR looks like?

An EICR does not have to follow any particular format. As a result, landlords may find it frustrating because each electrician's EICR report is somewhat different. Aside from the fact that this isn't necessarily an issue.

We've laid down all you need to know about landlords' reports below.

What does a Certificate of Electrical Safety reveal?

An EICR report must include a complete record of all checks performed to assure legal compliance.

In addition, the report will explain any recommended corrective steps or changes that landlords will either need to implement to secure certification, or to consider in the future to maintain the property as safe as possible if there are any flaws or potential concerns in electrical safety.

To ensure that the electrical system is safe:

  • Examine the property's permanent installations for any potential dangers to your safety (lights, sockets, fixtures, electric storage boiler etc.).

  • Identify any unsafe or potentially hazardous electrical work that has been done incorrectly.

  • The electrical equipment should not be overloaded, therefore be sure of that.

  • To prevent a power surge from tripping the circuit breakers, ensure the earthing and bonding are done correctly.

What is going to be Examined and Tested?

The EICR covers everything that is permanently installed in your home. That which is permanently attached to the property's electrical system is included here.

To remain in compliance with the law, all present private landlords must have an electrical safety assessment performed by a licenced electrician every few years before the start of the new year in 2021.

The findings of these tests must be delivered to the property's current renter within 28 days of their completion. A copy of this certificate must also be sent to landlords by their local authorities within seven days of their request.

Rental property owners should have their copies on hand if they need to show an inspection, local government, or a potential renter. Included in this are:

  • The entire lighting setup.
  • Every outlet.
  • Everything, both within and outside the house, is connected.
  • Fuse boxes around the property.

Storage heaters, power showers, and extractor fans, for example, are examples of electrical equipment that is permanently linked.

Refrigerators, washing machines, and electric ovens are exempt from EICR inspections. However, it's a good idea to get things checked out frequently.

Cost of an Electrical Safety Certificate in the United Kingdom

Landlords are always looking for ways to save money on expenses while simultaneously maintaining a steady return on investment. For example, they can groan internally to avoid paying for an Electrical Safety Certificate. However, the EICR (which contains your certificate) costs a few dollars.

The prices charged by various electricians might vary greatly. Electrical safety certificates typically begin at roughly £60, including VAT. However, this varies from state to state. Depending on the amount of time it takes the electrician to complete the necessary tests and produce their report, your charges may be more or lower than those of others. If you have a large or older home, this may be a problem.

A report detailing the corrective procedures needed to secure certification for dangerous or below-standard electrical installations is provided. Even while landlords will have to foot the bill for these renovations, the cost of non-compliance is far more expensive.

Why are Electrical Safety Laws so important?

Contrary to common belief, most landlords don't make as much money as they think they do. The costs of mortgages, property management fees, and upkeep and maintenance mean that many landlords are only generating a little return from their investments.

The expense of obtaining an Electrical Safety Certificate, on the other hand, is insignificant in light of the dire implications of not doing so.

A report detailing the corrective procedures needed to secure certification for dangerous or below-standard electrical installations is provided. Even while landlords will have to foot the bill for these renovations, the cost of non-compliance is far more expensive.

Until June 2020, local authorities will be able to impose fines of up to £30,000 on private landlords who fail to adhere to new electrical safety regulations. Damage to your landlord reputation, on the other hand, may prove to be far more costly in the long run. This is because landlords must demonstrate to their tenants that they have their best interests at heart and make the required investments to keep their premises secure. Tenants can also provide feedback on their experiences with private landlords on various platforms, such as Rate My Landlord.

When looking for a new place to live, prospective renters have access to services like these. For example, a tenant's complaint about a lack of electrical safety checks might make finding new renters for the home difficult.

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After you've learned everything you need to know about the Electrical Installation Condition Report/EICR it is time to book your appointment. We've gathered for you the best electricians in their field in order to conduct your Electrical Safety Inspection of your property quick and easy!

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What is an EICR Certificate?

When planning on renting on selling your property you need to conduct an EICR/ Electrical Safety Certificate inspection. This certificate verifies that all of your property's electrical installations are safe and that there's no potential danger while using them. As a landlord, you need to renew this report every five years and the inspection must be done by a qualified and verified electrician.

How much does Electrical Safety Certificate cost?

There are no fixed costs for EICR inspections. A number of different factors can affect the final price such as:
The size of your property, the number of the appliances that need to be checked, the dinstance that the professional has to cover, how easy is for the professional to access the appliances etc.

What should I book my appointment through MyConstructor?

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