Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs) play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and reliability of electrical systems in residential properties. For both landlords and homeowners, they are of paramount importance as they help identify potential electrical hazards, ensuring the well-being of occupants and compliance with UK legal requirements. Our electricians at Elec Test South East Ltd are fully qualified to produce these reports for clients in Worthing, Brighton, Hove and the surrounding areas we cover.
We also specialise in a variety of electrical maintenance services, along with fire alarm and emergency lighting installations.
These electrical safety inspections are crucial for ensuring the safety of occupants and for meeting legal requirements in the UK. Regularly performed by our electricians, they assess the safety and compliance of wiring, outlets and fixtures, identifying potential hazards and issues.
Faulty electrics cause many residential fires in the UK, and our reports are an essential tool for identifying potential hazards before they lead to such events. They also contribute to energy efficiency and cost savings. An outdated or poorly maintained electrical system can be less energy-efficient, resulting in higher utility bills. By identifying and addressing electrical issues, our clients can make their homes more energy-efficient, reduce their carbon footprint, and save money in the long run.
If you are a tenant, it is the legal responsibility of your landlord to arrange for a registered electrician to inspect the property and complete an Electrical Installation Condition Report. The recommended time between each test is five years, but it is also advised that checks occur before a new tenant moves in, no matter how long it has been since the previous report was completed and signed off.
For private properties in Worthing, Brighton, Hove or the surrounding areas, our team at Elec Test South East recommends having an EICR performed every decade. It’s also advisable to have one done if you’re planning to move home so the new occupants can be assured the property’s electrical systems and appliances are in good working order.