Information for Landlords

From 1st July, 2020 new Regulations require landlords to have the electrical installations in their

properties inspected and tested by a person who is qualified and competent, at least every 5

years. Landlords have to provide a copy of the electrical safety report to their tenants, and to

their local authority if requested.

EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report)

Landlords of privately rented accommodation must:

  • Ensure national electrical safety standards are met. These are set out in the 18th edition of the ‘Wiring Regulations’, which are published as British Standard 7671.

  • Ensure the electrical installations in their rented properties are inspected and tested by a qualified and competent person at least every 5 years.

  • Obtain a report from the person conducting the inspection and test which gives the results and sets a date for the next inspection and test.

  • Supply a copy of this report to the existing tenant within 28 days of the inspection and test.

  • Supply a copy of this report to a new tenant before they occupy the premises.

  • Supply a copy of this report to any prospective tenant within 28 days of receiving a request for the report.

  • Supply the local authority with a copy of this report within 7 days of receiving a request for a copy.

  • Retain a copy of the report to give to the inspector and tester who will undertake the next inspection and test.

  • Where the report shows that remedial or further investigative work is necessary, complete this work within 28 days or any shorter period if specified as necessary in the report.

  • Supply written confirmation of the completion of the remedial works from the electrician to the tenant and the local authority within 28 days of completion of the works.

PAT (Portable Appliance Testing)

It is recommended that landlords regularly carry out portable appliance testing (PAT) on any

electrical appliance that they provide.

Tenants are responsible for making sure that any of their own electrical appliances are safe

To ensure that Landlords obligations are met we can provide:

  • EICR’s (Electrical Installation Condition Report)

  • PAT testing

  • Smoke tests on alarms