How often does an EICR need to be done?
Landlords will need to make sure all electrical installations in their property are inspected and tested every five years by a qualified and approved electrician.
You’re legally obliged to supply a copy of the inspection and test report to new, existing and prospective tenants, as well as your local authority if they ask for it.
The report will set a date for your next inspection and test.
Is an EICR a legal requirement in England?
The government have released information this week (08/06/2020) on their new electrical safety standards in the private rented sector.
As a landlord, we can help you with complying with these rules, which include new inspection and testing requirements for all your tenancies.
There is a potential fine of up to £30,000 if the new regulations are not adhered to satisfactorily.