Landlords Electrical Inspections & Certificates Leigh On Sea
(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 Leigh On Sea and the surrounding areas.
Understanding Electrical Safety for Landlords
Every landlord has a legal obligation to ensure the electrical safety of their rented properties.
This obligation is not just a legal requirement but a crucial step in preventing potential electrical accidents, including fires and shocks, which could result in severe harm, damage to your property or even loss of life.
Under the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020, landlords in England are required to have the electrical installations in their rented properties inspected and tested by a qualified person at the start of each new tenancy or every five years (whichever comes first)
They must also provide a copy of the electrical safety report (EICR) to their tenants and local authority if requested.
Non-compliance with these regulations is a serious offence and can result in significant fines. But beyond legal and financial implications, neglecting electrical safety can put tenants at risk.
The Electrical Inspection
During an electrical inspection, a qualified NICEIC registered Electrician thoroughly examines the property’s electrical system.
This involves visually inspecting the installations for visible signs of wear, damage, or non-compliance with safety standards.
The Electrician also tests the system, checking the safety devices, ensuring adequate earthing and bonding, and identifying any overloaded circuits.
They look for potential electric shock risks or fire hazards and assess if there are appropriate identification labels and notices.
Any defects in electrical work are noted. The findings are then documented in an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), which includes recommended actions for rectification.
An EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) is issued after the inspection.
The EICR, or Electrical Installation Condition Report, is a document that provides a detailed assessment of the electrical installations on a property.
Following an inspection, a qualified electrician provides this report, outlining the condition of the electrical installations and detailing any potential safety concerns found during the inspection.
The EICR includes information about the state of the property’s wiring, the safety of the electrical installations, and any potential fire hazards or electric shock risks.
If any defects or non-compliances are found, these are listed in the EICR, along with recommendations for remedial actions to rectify the issues.
Landlords are legally required to provide a copy of the EICR to their tenants, letting agents and local authorities if requested.
The EICR is more than just a legal requirement. It is a document that reassures tenants about the safety of the property they live in and guides landlords to maintain the electrical safety of their properties.
Book An Electrical Inspection
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