EICR (Electrical Installtion Condition Report): Electrical inspection and testing

What is the purpose of an EICR? (Electrical Installation Condition Report)

An EICR is an Electrical Installation Condition Report. It is a formal document that is produced following an assessment of the electrical installation within a property.  It must be carried out by an experienced qualified electrician or approved contractor. 

 

There are many reasons why a householder might request an EICR and indeed they are highly recommended where proof may be required to show an electrical installation is safe.  One of the more common reasons an EICR is requested is in rented accommodation where an EICR is the most straightforward and least time consuming method of proving an electrical installation is safe.

An EICR is also recommended in all domestic homes to check the condition of the electrical installation and ensure there is no deterioration, however there may be reasons why an EICR would need to be done more often.  

Typical reasons include:

Age of the installation (the older the installation the more often an EICR should be carried out)

Change in usage of the domestic premises.  This could be change of occupancy in rental properties, or a property is being prepared to be sold, or the property is being purchased.  

 

It is highly recommended that an EICR is carried out with each change of occupancy in rental properties to ensure the property remains electrically safe.  Equally, requesting an EICR on a property that is being purchased is the best way to find out if work needs to be carried out on the electrical system.

EICR Price Plan:

 

Residential Properties: Start From £100.00+VAT

Business/Commercial Properties: Start From £150.00+VAT

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