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Your Responsibility as a Landlord
Electrical installation in a rented property is safe when tenants move in and maintained in a safe condition throughout its duration.
Landlords must ensure mandatory electrical inspections are carried out in private rented accommodation by competent and qualified inspectors under new rules announced by the government.
You could face tough financial penalties if you fail to comply with the new regulation, which is part of the government’s commitment to drive up standards in the sector.
A transitional period will apply in the first two years, where the new rule will affect all new private tenancies in the first year and then extend to all existing private tenancies in the second year.
Properties with an existing electrical installation condition report (EICR) will not be required to replace it for five years from its date.
For new and fully rewired properties, an Electrical Installation Certificate can be presented in place of an EICR provided the date of the next inspection mentioned on the certificate has not elapsed.
New guidance which sets out the minimum level of competence and qualifications necessary for those carrying out the inspections is to be published.
It will provide clear accountability at each stage of the inspection process – of what is required and whose responsibility it is – “but without placing excessive cost and time burdens” on landlords.
Alongside the new guidance, existing “competent person scheme operators” will be invited to set up an electrical inspection and testing scheme which inspectors and testers can choose to join. If any potential defects, repairs or maintenance on the electrical installation within a domestic property and you need to put it right, always use electricians registered with NICEIC.
NICEIC registered contractors are:
· Regularly assessed
· Safe and compliant with regulations
· Covered by Platinum Promise
· Formal complaints procedure
We have created a short guide which is intended to provide you and your tenants with useful and up-to-date advice on electrical safety and energy saving tips in domestic properties.
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
Getting a periodic inspection of your electrical installations via an Electric Installation Condition Report is the best way to fulfil your legal duties as a landlord and make sure that the electrical infrastructure of your property is safe for your tenants.
Your EICR should be carried out by a registered electrician. The inspection will check the condition of your property’s wiring, look for wear & tear and see if your property’s electrical installations pose any shock or fire hazards. You will then receive a report from the electrician.
How Often Do I Need to Carry out a Condition Report
As a landlord, your duty is to ensure the safety of the electrical infrastructure of your property. There is no legal requirement to get a EICR periodically unless your property is a House in Multiple Occupancy, but doing one is a great way to meet your legal obligations and keep your tenants safe.
Do You Need EICR in Houses with multiple occupancy (HMO)
If you are the landlord of an HMO, then you must carry out an Electrical Installation Condition Report every five years. This will reveal any defective electrical work, identify fire hazards and check if any circuits are overloaded and dangerous.
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