You need the help of a company, such as Energy North Ltd to test and inspect your property. The service is including check all the wiring systems of a property and ensuring that it meets the safety standards or regulations. Then, you will receive an EICR quote or the Electrical Installation Condition Report. Learn about this property electrical certificate report below.
The Use of EICR Report
As a landlord or householder, you have to complete this report before letting a new tenant moves in. You also should get this report when buying a new home in England. It becomes more crucial if you are buying an old house where the wiring system is not updated.
Our team will come to test and inspect the condition of the house once you request a report. The report will show things that you should do to pass the requirements or before moving into this house.
The Electrical Safety Standard in the Private Rented Sector
Based on the Electrical Safety Regulation 18th Edition BS7671, landlords and agents should join the electrical installation inspections and testing. The EICR quote ensures that the electrical installation in the house is in a good condition.
You have to do the test and inspection at least every 5 years by a qualified person. Nowadays, the process is easier with the help of a specific company, such as Energy North Ltd. Remember to finish the process and give the complete report to each tenant within 28 days and keep the copy of the report until the next inspection. You also have to submit the report to the local housing authority within 7 days and remedial work within 28 days.
The Cost of Electrical Installation Condition Report
You still have to spend money to request an Electrical Installation Condition Report or EICR. The cost of an EICR for a 2 or 3-bedroom house with a new wiring system is around £150 up to £300. Ensure that you request an EICR from a reputable company to get a fair price, along with anything you need to accomplish the requirements.
The Inspection and Test Process
The team will start to inspect and test your property and wiring system within 2 to 4 hours. It is for the 30 years wiring system. The older the house, the slower the inspection process. The process is even longer when the wiring system is out of date.
It is because the team will find a lot of faults. The size of the house also determines how long the EICR inspection and test are. Indeed, the larger the house, the longer the inspection and test process. A modern flat or house with one bedroom is faster instead of a 50-year-old house with five bedrooms.
Things the Qualified Person Check when Applying EICR
The team will check several things that will be reported on the EICR quote, including the Consumer Unit, external loop impedance Ze, internal loop impedance Zs, and the earth bonding. The team will also inspect the bathroom light, the suitability of the consumer unit, measure the insulation, and the condition of the wiring system.