What exactly is EICR testing and is it applicable to your property? If you are a landlord that owns rental properties across the Edinburgh region then it’s a legal necessity that you have an EICR for each of the properties you own. An EICR must be provided to a local authority, letting agent or tenant if requested so it’s imperative you have an expert Edinburgh electrician on hand to ensure all your safety checks and certifications are up to date and fully compliant with the latest legislation.
As Edinburgh’s premier electrician team, the safety of our customers and their tenants is our utmost priority. Our full range of electrical testing and certification services will ensure that your home electrical system is working as it should be. An EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) is an essential safety test and also a legal requirement for rental properties across the Edinburgh area.. Scottish law states that an EICR must be undertaken by a reputable Edinburgh electrician at least once every five year period. Private landlords are required (under sections 13(4A) and 19B(4) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006) to ensure that all their properties are inspected and classified electrically safe by a trusted Edinburgh electrician firm.
The electrical checks stipulated in the EICR guidelines state that landlords need to make sure that anything that supplies electricity, any electrical fixtures and appliances which come with the property are both safe and fit for their required electrical purpose. The responsibility for all electrical testing lies fully with the landlord. Once a property has been inspected by an expert Edinburgh electrician, if any fitting, appliance or part of the existing electrical system fails the testing then the guidelines state this must immediately be rectified (by replacement or repair).
The legal requirements around EICR legislation state that an electrical safety inspection must take place with each change of tenancy or every five years for long term tenancy agreements.
When your trusted Edinburgh electrician begins the inspection process, it is worth noting that the inspection may be completed in two parts. The EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) will focus primarily on the electrical safety of all applicable fixtures, fittings and installations. Portable appliances will be subject to a Portable Appliance Test, perhaps more commonly known as a PAT test. If any of the properties in your portfolio are newly constructed or have recently had a home rewire upgrade, then your Edinburgh electrician may provide you with an Electrical Installation Certificate rather than an EICR.
As Edinburgh’s premier Electrician team why not let us take care of all of your electrical testing and repairs. Whether you’re an Edinburgh based landlord or a homeowner we can provide EICR certification and indeed all aspects of electrical testing and home rewire work.
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