So you want to know why your property might fail and not get an EICR certificate, well then you are in the right place. We are going to quickly take a look at why this might happen.

BUT first, if you have a short attention span, you might be better off watching this video on YouTube. Give it a watch and follow us on Youtube for all your property upkeep and landlord safety certification needs.

Now before we jump into the 4 reasons lets quickly take a look at what an EICR is.

WHAT IS AN EICR CERTIFICATE?

An EICR – Electrical Installation Condition Report identifies any damage, deterioration, defects, and/or conditions that may give rise to danger along with observations for which improvement is recommended. An EICR walkthrough and inspection must be carried out by an experienced qualified electrician or approved contractor(Quinnergy are approved).

An EICR Certificate is a formal document that is produced following this assessment of the property.

It is required by all landlords to ensure your full electrical installation is safe. Engineers perform diagnostics and testing on your systems to ensure:

Circuits are not overloaded
No risk of electric shock or fire hazards
No defective electrical work
No problems with earthing or bonding

An EICR inspection should be completed every 3 to 5 years to comply with regulations and to make sure there has been no degradation of the system or additional wear and tear on the apparatus.

The new rules in effect since July 2020 oblige any landlord letting private rented accommodation in England to carry out EICR inspections every 5 years and ensure that tenants are provided with a copy of the certificate.

After inspection, a report will be issued that will detail any dangerous or defective part of the installation.
If required any remedial works to bring the installation up to standard can be carried out by ourselves or be arranged with another provider of your preference.

WATCH to see how we perform EICRs on Youtube!  

In this video we walk you through the most fundamental steps of Quinnergy’s EICR service for landlords, letting agencies, and housing associations.

4 REASONS YOUR PROPERTY MIGHT FAIL AN EICR

1 – Faulty Damaged Sockets
2 – Faulty / Damaged Switches
3 – Faulty / Damaged Extractor Fans
4 – Faulty / Damaged Ceiling Lights

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUR PROPERTY FAILS AN EICR?

You will be given reasons on the EICR certificate as to why your property fails the EICR and you will have 28 days to get a qualified person to remedy the situation.

Once the works are completed the landlord must do the following:

  • Obtain written confirmation from a qualified engineer that work has been carried out and that either electrical safety standards have been met.
  • Provide confirmation along with a copy of the original report requiring investigative or remedial work to each resident of the property within 28 days of completion of the work.
  • Provide the same written confirmation and copy of the original report to the local council within 28 days of works being completed.

You are risking a fine of up to £30,000 per breach of electrical safety regulation.
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