EICRs for landlords and commercial condition reports near Epsom Downs (KT18)
As a landlord, it is your legal responsibility to ensure that all the electrics within your property are safe and maintained throughout the tenancy. This covers all internal wiring, as well as fixtures like switches. Failure to do this can lead to prosecution and will invalidate your insurance policy.
The best way to fulfil your legal obligation is to get a regular EICR to ensure your electrical infrastructure is safe. This should be completed every five years, or with each change of tenancy.
We can also complete commercial condition reports for all types of commercial properties to ensure safety in the workplace. It is recommended that businesses also have an EICR every five years and failure to do so would mean that businesses would find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
Do I need an EICR?
If you have ever wondered if you need an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report), the answer is yes. Whether you own your own home or a property, which you rent out, or you are responsible for a non-domestic property, an EICR is always necessary.
Home-owners: Whilst it may not be a legal requirement within owner-occupied homes to have an EICR, home owners should have their electrics tested regularly, to ensure they are safe to use and are functioning correctly. This will minimise the chance of electrical faults, which could lead to electric shocks or fire and even be a risk to life. EICRs are often recommended during the house buying and selling process.
Businesses: Employers are legally responsible for the health and safety of their employees under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. They are also required to safeguard staff against the risk of injury sustained from electricity used during work conditions under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.
Landlords: Landlords have a duty of care towards their tenants under The Landlords and Tenants Act 1985, and this ensures checking the electrics within their rental properties are safe at the start of a tenancy and maintained throughout. EICRs for both landlords and businesses provide proof that they have met their legal obligations and are often required for insurance purposes.
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