That the electrical installation and any supplied electrical items in a rented property are safe at the beginning of the tenancy and are maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy. An electrical inspection (EICR) and subsequent report can ensure you are meeting your legal obligations. To book you electrical safety certificate in Leicester and unsure your legal obligations in respect landlord electrical testing is fulfilled please call or email us. Our prices for EICR's in Leicester can be found here
A HMO must have an Electrical Inspection Condition Report carried out at the property every five years by a competent Leicester electrician. The responsibility covers light fixtures and plugs as well as the internal wiring of the electrical installation.. If your property is not a HMO then there is no legal obligation for an EICR to be carried out every five years (Yet !). However to conform with the legal requirement that landlords should ensure their electrical installation is safe at the start of a tenancy. BS7671 recommends that any rented property has an EICR carried out at least every 5 years. Landlord electrical testing will become a legal requirement as of June 2020.
The requirement to have an electrical safety certificate every five years and produce it upon request is a requirements of the HMO management regulations. Any breach can lead to a penalty of up to £30,000
If a landlord provides electrical equipment as part of a tenancy agreement this equipment should be in a safe condition. These items should be PAT tested by a qualified electrician in order to prove their safe and continued use. Contact us for PAT testing in Leicester to ensure your appliances are safe for your tenants.
As it stands there is a legal requirement for landlords to ensure that the electrical installation in a rented property is safe. Many Landlords in Leicester and around the country choose to evidence this by have a electrical safety check, an EICR by a qualified electrician. Our EICR prices in Leicester are completely transparent and fixed as detailed below.
Electrical Certificate (EICR Report.) (Studio) £90
Electrical Certificate (EICR Report.) (1 Bed) £100
Electrical Certificate (EICR Report.) (2 Bed) £129
Electrical Certificate (EICR Report.) (3 Bed) £149.
Electrical Certificate (EICR Report.) (4 Bed) £159.
Recently the Government has backed introducing a mandatory requirement on landlords with properties in England (Not the UK) to ensure that electrical installations in their property are inspected and tested every five years.
No start date has been announced and it is likely that government will provide landlords with ample warning.
The proposal for such inspections has been recommended by several working groups of industry bodies, the most recent towards the end of 2018.
Housing Secretary James Brokenshire has announced plans for the mandatory checks to be introduced alongside the launch of a separate consultation on building regulations.
Electrical safety certificates in Leicester have been completed in HMO and commercial buildings for many years at a frequency dictated to by the building regulations.
“That is why I am announcing a package of measures focused on improving building safety, having listened carefully to the concerns which have been raised.”
Responding to the announcement, Phil Buckle, director general of charity Electrical Safety First, said: “We are delighted the Government has finally recognised the importance of regular electrical checks in the private rental sector which protects both tenants and landlords.
“Electrical Safety First has led the charge for this to be made a legal requirement for UK homes and successfully lobbied for these to be introduced in the PRS in Scotland – with Wales and Northern Ireland set to follow suit.
“Our campaign for the introduction of these checks has been supported by 71% of MPs, from all parties.”
To book your landlord safety inspection certificate in Leicester please give us a call or email your requirements.
Completing an electrical inspection in Leicester