Thu 23 Jan 2020
Rachel North, Operations Manager
The 2 main requirements will be that all electrical installations must comply with the 2018 edition of the IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2018) and those installations be tested every 5 years by a qualified person and a report produced. The current test is commonly known as 'periodic inspection’ or ‘domestic electrical installation condition report’ (EICR). The test typically looks for overloaded electrical circuits or equipment, potential electric shock risks and fire hazards, identifies any defective electrical work and lack of earthing or bonding; tests wiring and fixed electrical equipment safety. The certificate produced will record damage, deterioration, defects, dangerous conditions and any non compliances. EICR codes determine whether your report is “satisfactory” or “unsatisfactory using C1, C2 & C3 codes to determine risk and remedial works that must be done.
The cost of the test and remedial works to rectify unsatisfactory codes will fall on the Landlord. Many Landlords may already have an in date EICR certificate as we recommend such tests as best practice. If you are an existing AB Landlord and would like to check your compliance or would like us to arrange a test please contact our offices on 01892 525522 Tunbridge Wells or 01342 321142 East Grinstead for more information.