Electrical Installation Condition Reports (ECIR) | Ashford Kent

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Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) | Ashford Kent

Electrical Testing ECIR - Ashford Kent

The law around the Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

Electrical Installation Condition Reports have been a part of UK legislation since July 2020. There will be a legal requirement for all landlords to have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (the electrical condition report) in place by April 2021, with the electrical safety certificate being carried out by a certified electrician.

The government have also laid down the law that all existing tenancies will require an EICR report.

What does an EICR cover?

Your EICR report will involve all electrical work to undergo a full electrical inspection to ensure that all electrical safety standards within your property are met.

An EICR test consists of a visual inspection of your entire electrical system, and a percentage of your fundamentals including, electrical circuits, from your consumer unit. Our fully qualified electrician will perform an EICR test to look for any electrical fault, ensuring all wiring regulations and building regulation has been followed, Safety is our priority.

Our electrical contractor will check your electrical wiring, sockets, lighting points, and any other 230 volt outlets, these are the mandatory electrical safety checks for an EICR form.

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How do you get an EICR certificate?

It's simple really, to get your electrical safety report and be issued with your valid EICR, all you need to do is call us on 07925179862 and book your electrical safety inspection book at a time that suits you.

Our fully qualified electrical inspector will visit your property and carry out an EICR inspection and electrical condition report. Once the checks have reached a satisfactory standard you will be issued with an EICR electrical certificate.

Who can issue an EICR certificate?

Only a fully qualified electrician can carry out this specialist work for you. They must be up-to-date with their electrical safety training.

How long does an EICR take to complete?

Typically an EICR will take around 1-4 hours to complete, depending on the size of the property and the number of circuits that require electrical safety testing.

How long is an EICR valid for?

It is generally recommended that an EICR is carried out every ten years (five for privately rented properties) or when there is a change of occupancy in a dwelling. Therefore, it is classed as a periodic inspection.

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Please note, if you are renting a property your landlord might arrange the EICR and therefore be issued with the electrical installation certificate/electrical report. A landlord electrical safety certificate is a legal requirement.


Call us today on 07925179862 for a free quote.