Landlords Electrical Inspections & Certificates Benfleet
(And surrounding areas)
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Welcome to TM Hughes & Son Electrical Services Ltd. We undertake Landlord’s Electrical Inspections and issue EICR Certificates in Benfleet and the surrounding areas.
What Is A Landlord’s Electrical Inspection?
An NICEIC certified Electrician carries out a landlord’s electrical inspection to ensure that the electrical installations and systems in a rented property meet certain safety standards.
It’s part of a landlord’s legal responsibility to ensure the safety of their tenants. These inspections should be conducted regularly every five years or at the change of tenancy.
What Is An EICR?
An EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) is a detailed report produced following the electrical inspection.
The EICR will detail any damages, deterioration, defects, dangerous conditions, and non-compliance with the present-day safety standard that might give rise to danger.
If the property fails the inspection, the EICR will also list necessary remedial work to make the installation safe.
What Are The Legal Requirements Regarding Landlords And Electrical Inspections?
In the UK, it is a legal requirement for landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested by a certified Electrician at the start of each new tenancy or every 5 years.
Landlords must provide a copy of the electrical safety report to their tenants, letting agents, insurers and their local authority if requested.
What Does An Electrical Inspection Involve?
An electrical inspection involves thoroughly examining a property’s electrical system and components to ensure that they comply with safety standards and regulations.
A qualified Electrician carries it out. Here’s a general list of what an inspection will involve:
- Visual Inspection: This includes checking for any visible signs of electrical damage or wear and tear, such as damaged sockets or switches, signs of burning or overheating, loose or exposed wires, etc.
- Testing Electrical Installations: The Electrician will test the fixed electrical systems in the property. This includes the wiring, switches, sockets, light fixtures, and the consumer unit.
- Checking Safety Devices: The inspection will ensure that safety devices, such as residual-current (RCDs) and circuit breakers, function properly.
- Verifying Earthing and Bonding: The inspection will verify that the property has adequate earthing and bonding, which are crucial safety measures to prevent electrical shocks.
- Identifying Any Overloaded Circuits: The Electrician will check to see if any circuits or equipment are overloaded, which can be a fire hazard.
- Highlighting Any Potential Electric Shock Risks and Fire Hazards: The inspection is designed to identify any hazards that could cause an electrical shock or start a fire.
- Assessing the Presence of Adequate Identifications and Notices: The inspection checks whether necessary markings or signs (like labels on fuse boxes) are present and correct.
- Checking for Any Defective Electrical Work: The inspection will look for any electrical work carried out poorly or not meeting regulations.
After the inspection, an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) is issued. If any part of the electrical system fails the inspection, repairs must be made before the EICR can be issued. If so, our Electrician will quote for the required repairs.
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