We had an EICR last year. Does that have to be done every year?

Not necessarily – see article below. Further Reading Is this (inspection and testing of electrical installation) every year? {Knowledgebase article} Still not answered your question? We love questions so fire it at us using the contact details here Please rate this article so we know how well it answered your question…

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Does the inspection and testing of the electrical installation cover appliances?

No Further Reading What you mean by ‘electrical installation’? {Jungle Property Knowledgebase article} What is covered by an electrical installation inspection? {Jungle Property Knowledgebase article} Still not answered your question? We love questions so fire it at us using the contact details here Please rate this article so we know how well it answered your […]

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Does a landlord need to maintain appliances?

The tenancy agreement should make it clear who is responsible for maintaining appliances but there is nothing in law that a landlord must maintain appliances. However anything a landlord supplies to a tenant must be safe. Further Reading Who is responsible for repairing electrical appliances – landlord or tenant? {Jungle Property Blog article} What the […]

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Can an electrician self-certify their work?

Yes – Electrical contractors, who register with a competent person self-certification scheme, will be able to self-certify compliance with Part P of the Building Regulations whenever they carry out ‘notifiable’ work. Persons who are not registered with a self-certification scheme – including DIYers – will need to notify or submit plans to a Building Control […]

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Do I need a new EICR for each new tenancy?

No – The inspection and testing must be carried out at intervals of no more than 5 years or where the most recent report requires such inspection and testing to be at intervals of less than 5 years, at the intervals specified in that report. [Note: the legislation refers to ‘intervals’ e.g. every 2 years […]

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Can I use an EIC instead of an EICR to comply with the electrical safety regulations?

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 make no mention of EICs (Electrical Installation Certificates) issued for all new installations – the regulations make 22 references to ‘report’ but not a single reference to ‘certificate’ (within the context of EIC’s). However, the official guidance for landlords for the same regulations, […]

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What you mean by ‘electrical installation’?

Electrical Installation has the meaning given in regulation 2(1) of the Building Regulations 2010(4) which is fixed electrical cables or fixed electrical equipment located on the consumer’s side of the electricity supply meter. Still not answered your question? We love questions so fire it at us using the contact details here Please rate this article […]

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