Domestic electric safety certificates from local electric contractors near North Cheam (SM2)
An EICR or Electrical Installation Condition Report is an inspection of your existing electrical installation to identify (in priority order) any deficiencies against the national safety standard for installations.
An EICR or domestic condition report will highlight any lack of earthing or bonding, reveal if the circuits or equipment are overloaded, identify defective DIY work and find any potential electric shock risks or fire hazards. All systems deteriorate with age and use, so it is essential that the person responsible for the installation ensures that this testing takes place. This will provide peace of mind that the installation is in a safe and serviceable condition.
The length of time an EICR takes will depend on the size of the property and the number of circuits located inside the consumer unit. For an average-size property, you can expect the test to take between two to four hours.
Cheam homebuyers’ electrical inspections and reports
At MD Bespoke Solutions we understand that moving property (both buying, selling or both) can be a stressful time. It is important to know that the electrical installation in your potential new home, along with the wiring and accessories, are in good, safe condition.
We can provide a special test for home owners highlighting and deficiencies or areas of concern. We are happy to send this report to multiple recipients and liaise with estate agents, if necessary.
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.