EICR CERTIFICATE COST LONDON
LANDLORD ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATE LONDON
At EICR Certificate London, we provide EICR certification for landlords and property owners in London we are often asked questions about the certification process. These are some of them:
WHO REQUIRES AN ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION CONDITION REPORT? (EICR)
There may be several reasons why you might need to have an EICR. These are four of the most common situations that will require you to have this certificate:
1. If you are a private landlord, you will need to make sure that all the electrics in the properties you rent out meet British Standards, before you allow tenants to live in them.
2. If you are renting your property out through the council or housing association, they may well request an EICR from you.
3. If you are buying a new home you may want to check that the electrics are up to the British Standard. Building surveys can also contain a requirement for gas and electrical testing.
4. As a homeowner you may want to update your electrics or test them to make sure they are completely safe for your family.
HAVING THE PROPER EICR TESTING WILL
Highlight any overloading of electrical equipment or circuits
Identify any risk of electric shock or any fire hazard within the electrical installation of the property
Show up any defective electrical work or DIY botches
Identify any lack of bonding or proper earthing
Test any wiring
Check any fixed electrical equipment for safety
Produce a schedule of electrical circuits
WHY DO I NEED TO HAVE EICR TESTING
Just like everything else, electrical installations will deteriorate with age and with use. That is why the person who is responsible for the maintenance of electrical installations in any property must ensure that anyone using that electricity is safe. The only way to do this is regular testing.
WHO CAN I GET TO CARRY OUT THIS TESTING FOR ME?
Only a competent and qualified electrician who has been registered by an approved Association or Governing Body should undertake EICR testing. AtEicrcertificate London all the inspections that we carry out are done either by STROMA, NAPIT or NICEIC engineers, all of whom will have been working for a minimum of five years within the electrical industry.
HOW WILL THE EICR TESTING THE CARRIED OUT?
Our electrician will be checking your electrical installation against the requirements set out by BS 7671 – the requirements for electrical installations and IEE wiring regulations. This is the national safety standard that is applied to all electrical installations. These standards contain around eight hundred and fifty regulations.
WHAT EXACTLY IS AN EICR?
This abbreviation stands for electrical installation condition report and is the prescribed way of recording the findings of a periodic inspection over some six pages, when we are testing domestic installations and also for installations that are larger. Reporting on the safety of an existing installation is the main aim of the EICR and there will be boxes to be ticked that will describe the current state of the electrical circuits and installations of the property. These may be:
Satisfactory –indicating that there is no need for any immediate remedial work
Unsatisfactory – this means that some remedial work will be required if the installation is to be judged safeto be used If the EICR testing returns a description of unsatisfactory then a section entitled recommendations and observationswill need to be completed and any departure from the British standard 7671 recorded with a code that will indicate how urgent the action needed is.
CLASSIFICATION IS AS FOLLOWS:
Code 1 – A present risk of danger as well as the risk of injury with immediate remedial work needed. When the work indicated has been completed the certificate will be issued as soon as the work is judged to meet the required standard.
Code 2 – a potentially dangerous situation also requiring urgent remedial action
Code 3 – Improvement is needed
F1 –further investigation is needed urgently
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER THE EICR TESTING?
If, after testing the report is marked as satisfactory your document will be issued and no further action will need to be taken until the next report and the next testing is due. If improvements are recommended thenEicrcertificate London will always offer you a no obligation quote to cover the remedial work that needs to be done. If we carry on to do the work then you’ll be given an Electrical Installation Condition Report that will reflect any changes that have been made and to confirm that the inspection has now been passed as showing everything to be satisfactory.
Whatever you need whether it is for testing or for maintenance, or just advice,