The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 specify that rented residential properties must have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) completed every 5 years. Previously EICRs were not a legal requirement, they are now.
The Regulation says any new tenancy starting on or after 1 July 2020 needs a valid EICR, and all rental properties need one by 1 April 2021. All properties will need an EICR done every 5 years.
It tests the safety of all the circuits in the property, including the consumer unit (fuse board) all circuits plus all electrical sockets and connections. It measures these against specified minimum standards, which get revised periodically. It exposes if fittings and circuits are badly damaged or connected.
This can take several hours and requires the power to be switched on and off frequently.
On the day the EICR is to be completed please ensure:
Your freezer contents should be fine if it is off for a day. Provided it is not opened the items inside should stay frozen.
The EICR provides three key ratings for all aspects of the electrical installation
It is important to note that even modern properties may need improvements as the system is measured against defined standards. These are constantly being upgraded to continually improve safety. Just because a property does not meet the current standards, does not necessarily mean it is not safe, but it could be safer.
When we get the report we will work with your landlord and the contractor to ensure the work is done to ensure your property meets the safety standards.
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