Electrical Safety Reports Become Mandatory
As you will be aware new government legislation states that:Landlords must ensure every fixed electrical installation is inspected and tested at least every five years by a qualified person.
The Regulations also state that a landlord is required to obtain a report of the results of the inspection and test, supply it to each tenant within 28 days and retain a copy until the next inspection is due, very similar to the CP12 Gas Safety Certificate
When is this Mandatory?
The New Legislation is being introduced in Stages.
1st July 2020
The New Rule applies to new tenancies – As of this date, a landlord must supply a tenant with a satisfactory EICR report prior to the commencement of the tenancy.
1st April 2021
Rule applies to all existing tenancies – A landlord must supply any current tenants with a copy of a satisfactory EICR report.
Maintaining the safety of a tenants home environment is vital and the Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is the best way of monitoring the electrics within the property.
If you are a Homes or Houses Tenant we will contact you when required for your property, in the meantime, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.