EICR Certificates for London, Surrey & the Home Counties

Electricity is an essential that enables us to live comfortably and perform countless daily tasks. However, it’s important to remember that electrics can also be deadly when not functioning properly or being safely maintained.

For example, even the most harmless of everyday appliances, such as a TV or toaster, can cause damage, destruction, and even death if your household electrics aren’t up to scratch.

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Faulty appliances alone cause £41.6 million of damage, 46 deaths and 2,469 injuries in the UK every year.

That’s why having regular electrical inspections will keep you and your family safe. If you run a business or you’re a landlord with active tenancies, you’re legally required to have EICRs carried out at regular intervals.

What is an EICR?

EICR stands for Electrical Installation Condition Report, which is essentially a complete appraisal of your existing electrical system that must be carried out by a qualified, competent electrician.

If your electrics are deemed safe, you’ll receive a certificate proving this which can then be forwarded on to any relevant bodies or people. If your electrics aren’t up to scratch, you’ll have a set time period to get any necessary remedial work completed.

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How much does it cost to get an electrical safety certificate?

As a homeowner, business or landlord, you’ll likely be concerned about the electrical inspection cost. While it may be less than you think, each EICR is subject to the following factors:

  • The size of your home/property
  • The complexity of your circuit board and the number of individual circuits
  • Your electrical contractors’ hourly rate
  • The accessibility of your electrical system
  • The experience and skill of your electrician

As a general guide, the day rate for most electricians tends to range between £200-£250. At MD Bespoke, our EICR prices start from £150, but to get an exact price you should contact us to provide a free, no-obligation quote.

It’s important to remember that you will be paying for the test alone, which means any work you need to have carried out after the test will be charged separately.

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What does an EICR involve?

An electrical safety test will usually involve the following:

  • An initial discussion with your chosen electrician about your home, the age of it and any previous issues you’ve had. They may conduct a preparatory visit to your house in order to provide a quote and get a general idea of the access
  • Your electrician will then test all the fixed elements of your electrical system, such as the sockets, switches, wiring and circuits
  • If there are any issues or hazards, your electrician will be able to identify these and make a note of what work needs to be carried out to repair it

Due to the extensive nature of EICRs, your electrician will need to turn the mains power off completely, meaning you will be without power for some time during the inspection.

How long does an EICR take?

The total time it takes for an electrical safety certificate to be carried out will again depend on the factors listed above. For example, older homes are likely to take longer due to older wiring requiring different testing and more safety precautions.

However, as a rule of thumb, EICRs take around four hours to complete, but this could turn into a whole day should your electrician encounter any issues.

Things like restricted access and parking can also add time and money onto your electrical inspection cost, which is why it's best to get a trusted electrician to come and weigh it up for you beforehand.

Private Residence and Landlords

Prices for the Landlord EICR tests start from £150 per property*

EICR For Landlords
Bedrooms Landlord
(owning 1 or more property)
1 £150
2 £170
3 £200
4 £230
5+ £260

All prices are subject to VAT

*The charges for EICR relate if the FUSE BOARD at the property does not exceed;

1-2 Bedrooms: with fuse board up to 10 breakers/circuits
3-4 Bedrooms: with fuse board up to 10 breakers/circuits
5+ Bedrooms: with fuse board up to 10 breakers/circuits

Any additional breakers will be charged at £20+vat per breaker

Any ADDITIONAL FUSE BOARDS will be charged at £50+vat (testing of the breakers is not included).
The breakers will be tested at £20+vat per each breaker.

Commercial EICR £260 covering up to 10 way consumer unit

Important information:

  • Parking and any other charges will be applied in addition to the listed prices
  • Fire and smoke alarm recommendations will be included in the final EICR we provide
  • Free estimates will be given for any of the recommendations for non-compliances identified
  • Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) can be provided for an additional £30 + VAT. This covers up to 10 appliances. Additional appliances are £3 per unit.

Electrical inspections in Surrey, London & the South East

In order to keep your home or property safe for those who use it, you should see EICRs in the same way as you see MOTs for vehicles. By scheduling them in regularly, you can rest assured that everything is safe and fully functioning.

To get your free, no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by calling 020 8265 2061 or email us at info@mdbespokesolutions.com.

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Our specialist team are on-hand to help guide you through the steps and keep your premises safe.

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