Electrical certificates for landlords

Make sure you meet the new legal requirements for rental properties

If you’re the landlord of a rented property, electrical safety should be a key consideration. Just like MOTs on cars and other forms of essential maintenance, obtaining an electricity certificate gives you complete peace of mind that everything is working as it should be.

MD Bespoke Solutions have been providing all forms of electrical surveys and testing for decades, with experience in all manner of home improvements. Based throughout Surrey and the southeast, our expert electrical contractors are fully-qualified and highly trained to ensure that all of the electrics in your property measure up to National Safety Standards.

Registered on CheckaTrade, TrustMark, Gas Safe, and NICEIC, as well as many others, MD Bespoke takes great pride in our standard of work, and can even provide a 6-year workmanship guarantee.

Want to find out more about your obligations as a landlord? Read on for more information or get in touch with us.

What is an electrical safety certificate?

An electricity certificate is also known as an EICR, which stands for Electrical Installation Condition Report. In a nutshell, the certificate itself is a piece of paper that declares your electrical system safe.

In order to get the certificate, an electrical contractor must first carry out an extensive examination and testing process of the existing installations. An EICR looks at all of the fixed elements of your electrical system, such as the sockets, switches, wiring, and mains unit.

Power will need to be turned off intermittently, and landlord electrical certificates could take anywhere from four hours to complete depending on certain factors, such as access and the age of the different components being tested.

As a landlord, once you have your certificate, you’ll need to supply a copy to all current tenants and your local authority, should they request it. You should also keep several copies in order to give them to any future tenants and the contractor who carries out your next EICR.

If your electrics are deemed unsafe, you’ll be given a category that stipulates how bad they actually are. These are known as C1, C2 and C3, with C1 being dangerous with instant action needed, and C3 posing very little risk but needing improvement. As a landlord, you’ll have 28 days to get any remedial work carried out.

While all of this might sound expensive, MD Bespoke strives to work with both domestic and commercial clients to meet your budget needs.

So happy with the service. Fast and tidy and even saved me money on the quote too.

June Faygate, Streatham

Needed a new consumer unit after fitting a new kitchen. Absolutely impressed with Michael and his team

K Avery, Esher, Surrey
Definitely recommend MD Bespoke after they replaced all the lights in my flat to LED. Saved me so much money and the finish is amazing
Robert Holloway, Streatham

Why do landlords need to certificate the electrics in the rental property?

In July 2020, new legislation was brought into force that requires landlords to obtain landlord electrical certificates every five years.

This legislation is known as the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020. Any failure to get your landlord electricity certificate could result in a fine of up to £30,000 from your local authority, and pose a significant risk to the wellbeing of your tenants and their guests.

Landlord electrical certificate costs

The exact cost of your electrical certificate will vary depending on the size of your house or property and how complex your electrical system is. Other potential costs, such as parking, additional PAT testing, and the installation of fire alarms, will also be taken into account.

In order to get a clear idea of how much an EICR is going to cost you, we recommend getting in touch with us to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation.

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.

Landlord electrical certificates in London and Surrey

Looking for a reliable, expert electrician to carry out your landlord EICR? Get your free, no-obligation quote by calling us today on 020 8265 2061 or by emailing us at info@mdbespokesolutions.com.

Need help with your electrics, building work or more?

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

Call us now on 020 8265 2061 / 07476 661 777