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The electrical safety standards in the private rented sector (England) regulations 2020

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has introduced legislation for landlords in England to make it a mandatory requirement to have electrical safety checks carried out in their properties.

These electrical safety checks are to be carried out at intervals of no more than 5 years by a qualified and competent person.

  • EICRs Electrical Condition Reports
  • Interim Electrical Inspections
  • Remedial Electrical Works
  • PAT Portable Appliance Inspections
  • Smoke Detection & Carbon Monoxide Detection
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Part P Approved
  • NICEIC Domestic Installer
  • NICEIC Approved Contractor
  • PRS Private Rental Sector Registered
  • Fully Insured
  • NICEIC Platinum Promise


“Landlords have a legal duty to ensure that the electrical installation and appliances are safe before a tenancy begins and throughout its duration”.

  • From the 1st July 2020 all new tenancies will require an Electrical Installation Condition Report.
  • From the 1st April 2021 all existing tenancies will require an Electrical Installation Condition Report.

These EICRs then must be carried out on a five year basis in England, and recommended the same in Wales.

A formal interim inspection is required at change of tenancy to determine if the property is safe to re-let.

Every year around 70 deaths and 350,000 injuries in UK homes care caused by faulty electrics and electrical equipment. Almost half of all domestic fires are caused by electricity.

Data supplied by department for communities and local Government 15/02/2012.

Smoke detection devices should be installed to each storey of living accommodation and CO detection in any room of living accommodation where there is a solid fuel burning combustion appliance.

Remedial works / Electrical Repairs / Electrical Upgrading & Rewiring.

Noncompliant electrical installations should be classified into three categories or codes.

  • Code 1 (C1) Immediate Danger / Disconnection or Repair to be carried out immediately.
  • Code 2 (C2) Potentially Dangerous / Urgent Action required within 28days.
  • Code 3 (C3) None Compliant with the current IET BS7671 regulations but not Unsatisfactory.


Local Authorities can fine landlords up to £30,000 for each breach of the regulations.

Every electrical installation deteriorates with use and age, you must ensure that your tenant(s) or anyone entering or using your property – are not put at risk, by ensuring that the electrical installation remains in a safe and serviceable condition. † IET BS7671:2018

  • Overloading
  • Identify Potential Electrical Shock Risk & Fire Hazards
  • Find Defective Electrical Work
  • Highlight Lack of Earthing or Bonding
  • Remedial Actions

Electrical appliances within tenanted properties should be checked for British Standard Kitemarks / CE & BEAB Marks, and tested to IET standards annually.  We can carry out this service during the fixed wiring EICRs condition reports or Interim Inspections at an additional cost of £2.75 +vat per appliance.

We will check for manufactures product recalls and issue a PAT certificate listing all the appliances tested within the property.

How to get a Satisfactory EICR

1. Contact Us

Contact us via our contact page or telephone call, for us to carry out an electrical inspection at your premises / property.

2. We will book a date to come and see the premises

We will make the necessary access arrangements to access the premises / property with the key holder / occupier.

3. Carry out the necessary Inspections

On the day of the inspection we will carry out the necessary Electrical Installation Condition Inspections.

4. We will issue you with your report

After the Inspection works we will issue you with either a Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory Electrical Installation Condition Report.

5. If Unsatisfactory we can discuss any remedial works that might be required

If the Electrical report is Unsatisfactory we can discuss any remedial works that might be required for compliance with the Wiring Regulations.

6. Once completed we can issue you a Satisfactory EICR

Once the remedial works are completed we can issue you a Satisfactory EICR Electrical Installation Condition Report.

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