Why is an N5 periodic electrical inspection needed?
Every electrical installation deteriorates with age and use. It is important that whoever is in charge of the maintenance of any electrical installation in Highbury does not put the safety of users at risk and it continues to be in a safe and serviceable condition.
The testing consists of visual inspections and electrical tests and covers all hardwiring, including sockets, lighting, main panels, distribution boards, and other electrical components.
If the contractor identifies a risk or potential risk, they will allocate it a code, according to its severity. These codes include:
- C1: Danger present. This means there is a risk of injury and immediate remedial action is required.
- C2: Potentially dangerous. This means that urgent remedial action is required.
- C3: This means that improvement is recommended.
Any C1or C2 codes will mean that your report is deemed ‘unsatisfactory’. Whilst C3 codes are recommendations, they could become more of a risk over time, so it is important that they are rectified as soon as possible.
Landlord electrical testing in Highbury
As a landlord, it is a legal obligation to ensure that a property that is rented out is safe for the occupier. You must ensure that all electrical installations and appliances are safe before the tenancy starts, From July 1st 2020, EICRs became mandatory in the private rental sector for new and renewed tenancies in England, and for all existing tenancies on April 1st 2021.
Our Highbury electricians are experienced, trustworthy, competent, and approved by NICEIC. We are always happy to pick keys up from estate agents or letting agents and can work around your timetable.