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Is your property compliant with UK Electrical Regulations?

15th December 2020

What is an EICR?   

EICR or Electrical Inspection Condition Report, is a compulsory certificate landlords now are obliged to obtain for their property in Scotland and England (currently only for new tenancies in England until April 2021). The certificate details the inspection of all electrical installations in a property and it can only be carried out by a qualified electrician. Landlords in Scotland have been required to supply an EICR for several years now. 

 

What does this mean for Landlords?  

It has always been a Landlord’s responsibility to ensure the electrics in their property are safe, but up until now they have not needed to certify that this is the case. The government have now brought in legislation that requires a Landlord to pay for the EICR test to be carried out, along with any necessary remedial work. 

 

What are the regulations?  

As of the 1st  June 2020, a Landlord must ensure that their property has an electrical test, or EICR, carried out before entering a new tenancy. They then have 28 days, from the date the test was carried out, to remedy any faults highlighted in the test. 

As of 1st April 2021, all tenancies require an EICR to be carried out and any remedial faults must be remedied within 28 days. The test and subsequent remedial certificates must then be provided to the tenants. 

 

C&D Rural Property Management   

If you are a Landlord using our fully managed property service, we can organise the EICR and help you arrange any subsequent remedial work. We only work with carefully vetted, tried and trusted contractors that offer a competitive and fair price.  

If you would like to find out more about our property management service, you can call us on 01228 792299 or email us at lettings@cdrural.co.uk

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