IG1 landlord electrical safety inspections and EICRs
Do you let out a property in Redbridge? There is a host of regulations that landlords need to be aware of, including changes to electrical safety standards. From July 1st 2020, new tenancies and any renewals in England need an EICR and any existing tenancies need one completed by April 1st 2021.
Landlords must obtain a valid and satisfactory EICR and give it to any tenant before they move into the rental property and to existing tenants within 28 days of the inspection. If any local authority asks for this test, it must be provided in seven calendar days. Failure to comply can result in hefty fines.
Do I need an EICR in Redbridge, IG1?
If you have ever wondered if you need an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) in Redbridge or Goodmayes, 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 near IG1, 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.
Electrical testing and electrical safety audits in Redbridge
Our electrical services in Redbridge include:
- Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs) these tests were formerly known as Periodic Inspection Reports (PIRs)
- Commercial condition reports
- Domestic condition reports
- Additional sockets
- Landlord safety checks
- Fuse board or consumer unit changes
- Home buyer electrical reports
- Intruder alarms
- Full and partial rewires
- Fault finding
- Emergency repairs
- Lighting design and installation
- Exterior lighting
Qualified electricians for EICs and commercial condition reports in Redbridge
Do you need your electrics testing in Redbridge? Call our electricians now on 020 8265 2061. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.