Electrical Installation Condition Report Guide

An Electrical Installation Condition Report in Plymouth (EICR) or periodic inspection report in Plymouth, are often referred to by customers as a Landlord Safety Certificate or House buyers report.

The purpose of the EICR is to report on the condition of existing electrical installation to give the following outcome:-

  1. SATISFACTORY – the installation is deemed safe for continued use.
  2. UNSATISFACTORY – one or more issues of safety have been identified.
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Electrical Installation Condition Report

Recommended period between Electrical Installation Condition Report

Homeowners – BS7671 (18th Edition Wiring Regulations) recommend an Electrical Installation Condition Report is carried out every 10 years or when moving into or out of a property. Also if you suspect poor quality work has been carried out.

Rental Homes – Under the ‘Landlord and Tenant Act (1985)’ landlords must ensure the electrical installation in their rental property is maintained safely throughout a tenancy. BS7671 (wiring regulations) recommend an EICR is carried out at least every 5 years or on change of tenancy. It is now Law since 2020 for all rental properties in England to have a Electrical Installation Condition Report every 5 ye