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Electrical Installation Condition Report

What is an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).

 

An electical installation condition report (EICR) is an assessment of the condition of your electrical installation. This includes the wiring and any connected accessories and fixed equipment. Any observations found during this assessment that has the potential to cause electric shock or thermal damage to the property will be noted in the report and graded to the severity of the observation.

 

Do i need an EICR ?.

 

Homebuyers:

 

If you are buying a property an eicr can give you the peace of mind of the current condition of the electrical system, its age and whether there are any safety issues to the property itself or the occupants that will be using the installation. Many properties have had poor diy works or poor wiring alterations carried out by building firms who are not qualified to carry out these works.

 

Apart from the safety issues, an eicr can give you an indication of the likely cost to rectify any observations that may be found during the eicr to bring it up to current regulations or that the installation has reached the end of its life and that a new rewire is recommended which can cost several thousand pounds.

 

Homeowners:

 

There is no legislation to have an eicr carried out but the iet regulations recommend to have an eicr carried out every 10 years due to wear & tear and the degragation of the electrical installation over time. If there has been any serious damage to the installation due to flooding or fire an eicr can highlight any serious issues to the wiring & accessories.

 

Landlords:

 

Legislation has recently changed and now states that from July 1st 2020, privately rented properties will need a valid EICR for all new tenancies and renewals. If you have an existing tenancy you have until April 1st 2021 in order to get your EICR report.

The EICR report must be given to all of the tenants before they occupy the property and when a new report is undertaken you must provide tenants with a new report within 28 days of the inspection.

 

How long does it take?

 

This depends on the type and size of the property, the number of consumer units, circuits, the amount of electrical accessories and accessibility of the equipment within the building. A small studio flat can take around an hour and a 3 bed house can take 3 or 4 hours. The EICR will then be written up back at the office.

 

Will the power go off during the EICR?

 

Yes. Electrical equipment will also need to be unplugged from all sockets aswell so the required electrical test can be carried out.

 

What happens after the Inspection?

 

If your property meets the required standard then your report will be marked as satisfactory.

 

Should your EICR not meet current requirements, the report will be classed as “unsatisfactory” meaning that the required work needs to be done in order to bring the installation to the required level.

As well as returning an “unsatisfactory” result, the report will then detail the observations that failed the test and why. These will be classified using the following codes:

  • C1 - ‘danger is present’, risk of injury is likely and immediate action is required.
  • C2 - potentially dangerous and remedial action is needed urgently.
  • C3 - improvement to your electrical system is recommended. C3 is the only classification code that can appear on a report and still pass the EICR test.

If requested we can offer a free quotation for any remedial works required to obtain a satisfactory report.

 

How much do an EICR cost?

 

Depending on the type/size of property, number of consumer units (fuseboards), number of electrical circuits, the amount of electrics in the property etc prices can vary between different types of installation.

 

Prices start from £100 for a small studio flat (with off peak storage)

 

Note: We carry out a honest electrical check for a fair price for the time we are at site and the time spent writing up the report back at the office. We dont offer cheap eicr's like some companies hoping to recuperate cost plus some on gaining very costly remedial works, to be paid for, by you the customer.

For advice or to book an EICR please leave a message below and we will get back to you asap or

Call us on...07843 727 821

    We Cover Bristol, Bath & Surrounding Areas, 7 Days A Week.

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    Registered Company Address:

    Monarch House

    1 Smyth Road

    Bedminster

    Bristol

    BS3 2BX

    Tel: 07843 727 821

    Email: info@easylec.uk

    Registered company no. 10079451

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    Electrical Installation Condition Report

    What is an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).

     

    An electical installation condition report (EICR) is an assessment of the condition of your electrical installation. This includes the wiring and any connected accessories and fixed equipment. Any observations found during this assessment that has the potential to cause electric shock or thermal damage to the property will be noted in the report and graded to the severity of the observation.

     

    Do i need an EICR ?.

     

    Homebuyers:

     

    If you are buying a property an eicr can give you the peace of mind of the current condition of the electrical system, its age and whether there are any safety issues to the property itself or the occupants that will be using the installation. Many properties have had poor diy works or poor wiring alterations carried out by building firms who are not qualified to carry out these works.

     

    Apart from the safety issues, an eicr can give you an indication of the likely cost to rectify any observations that may be found during the eicr to bring it up to current regulations or that the installation has reached the end of its life and that a new rewire is recommended which can cost several thousand pounds.

     

    Homeowners:

     

    There is no legislation to have an eicr carried out but the iet regulations recommend to have an eicr carried out every 10 years due to wear & tear and the degragation of the electrical installation over time. If there has been any serious damage to the installation due to flooding or fire an eicr can highlight any serious issues to the wiring & accessories.

     

    Landlords:

     

    Legislation has recently changed and now states that from July 1st 2020, privately rented properties will need a valid EICR for all new tenancies and renewals. If you have an existing tenancy you have until April 1st 2021 in order to get your EICR report.

    The EICR report must be given to all of the tenants before they occupy the property and when a new report is undertaken you must provide tenants with a new report within 28 days of the inspection.

     

    How long does it take?

     

    This depends on the type and size of the property, the number of consumer units, circuits, the amount of electrical accessories and accessibility of the equipment within the building. A small studio flat can take around an hour and a 3 bed house can take 3 or 4 hours. The EICR will then be written up back at the office.

     

    Will the power go off during the EICR?

     

    Yes. Electrical equipment will also need to be unplugged from all sockets aswell so the required electrical test can be carried out.

     

    What happens after the Inspection?

     

    If your property meets the required standard then your report will be marked as satisfactory.

     

    Should your EICR not meet current requirements, the report will be classed as “unsatisfactory” meaning that the required work needs to be done in order to bring the installation to the required level.

    As well as returning an “unsatisfactory” result, the report will then detail the observations that failed the test and why. These will be classified using the following codes:

    • C1 - ‘danger is present’, risk of injury is likely and immediate action is required.
    • C2 - potentially dangerous and remedial action is needed urgently.
    • C3 - improvement to your electrical system is recommended. C3 is the only classification code that can appear on a report and still pass the EICR test.

    If requested we can offer a free quotation for any remedial works required to obtain a satisfactory report.

     

    How much do an EICR cost?

     

    Depending on the type/size of property, number of consumer units (fuseboards), number of electrical circuits, the amount of electrics in the property etc prices can vary between different types of installation.

     

    Prices start from £100 for a small studio flat (with off peak storage)

     

    Note: We carry out a honest electrical check for a fair price for the time we are at site and the time spent writing up the report back at the office. We dont offer cheap eicr's like some companies hoping to recuperate cost plus some on gaining very costly remedial works, to be paid for, by you the customer.

    For advice or to book an eicr please leave a message below and we will get back to you asap or call us on...

    07843 727 821

      We Cover Bristol, Bath & Surrounding Areas, 7 Days A Week.

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      Registered Company Address:

      Monarch House

      1 Smyth Road

      Bedminster

      Bristol

      BS3 2BX

      Tel: 07843 727 821

      Email: info@easylec.uk

      Registered company no. 10079451