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Landlord EICR Certification

New regulations in force from 1st June 2020

Landlord Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) – The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 come into force on the 1st June 2020.

 
Landlords will need to ensure electrical installation inspections and testing are carried out by the following key dates:

All new tenancies in England from 1 July 2020

  • Must have a satisfactory EICR certificate before occupation by new tenants

All existing tenancies from 1 April 2021

  • Must have a Satisfactory EICR certificate in place to avoid enforcement action by local authority

How we can help

JDL would like to provide every landlord with the “Satisfactory” certificate their property requires when we carry out an EICR.

Unfortunately, this is not always possible as general wear and tear and changes in electrical standards mean that many properties will be classified as in an “Unsatisfactory” condition for continued use and therefore require repairs.

To prevent your property being classified as “Unsatisfactory” and to keep cost low, JDL will carry out any minor repairs possible during the 4 hour EICR visit some of which we even carry out free of charge.
 
Free of charge fixes (completed during EICR within time allowed, 4 hours max)

Repair Cost per item
Accessory cover screw missing (M3.5 screws only max 5) Free
Next inspection labelling missing Free
Two colour versions labelling Free

Chargeable fixes (completed during EICR within time allowed, 4 hours max)

Repair Cost per item
Install DB blanks £1 + VAT
Silicone small holes £2 + VAT
Replace damaged double socket or 1g switch with Hager white PVC accessories £5 + VAT
Replace damaged light fitting with 150mm white PVC pendant and LED lamp £10 + VAT

 
If further minor repairs are required, we will advise you of the additional time and materials required and either complete the repairs during the visit (if the engineers diary allows for the additional time required on site) or rebook at the soonest available date. The additional works will be completed at our standard hourly rate.

If more significant repairs are required a written estimate will be provided for you acceptance before works are carried out.

How much does it cost?

Our fees are as follows; I have also provided our Homebuyer Reports fees which may also be of interest to you when looking to buy your next rental property.
 

Services Rate Inc VAT Comments
Landlord EICR
(Required for compliance with, The
Electrical Safety Standards in the Private
£150.00 £180.00 5 yearly inspection and test of up to 10 circuits, additional circuits
£19 + VAT each
Landlord EICR – Change of tenant
(1-4 bedroom)
(Recommendation)
£70.00 £84.00 Visual check only, note concerns & areas of improvement, providing 5 year inspection still in date
Homebuyer EICR (1-4 bedroom) £180.00 £216.00 Sample test of circuits, full visual inspection, note concerns & areas of improvement. Report and budget cost for any required repairs provided. Max 3 hours on site
Homebuyer Plumbing & Gas report £180.00 £216.00 Check operation of valves, stats, taps, overview of condition of plumbing and heating system. Report and budget cost for any required repairs provided. Max 3 hours on site

Additional notes

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020, which can be viewed in full here, state that any required repairs are carried out within 28 days of the EICR. If you choose JDL to carry out your EICR we will ensure the repairs are completed within this period to ensure your continued compliance with this standard, removing the risk of enforcement action being taken by the local authority.

To download a copy of The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020, please click the button below.

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Frequently asked questions

  • There has always been a requirement for landlords to provide their tenants with a safe electrical installation within their property. But no statutory regulation, setting out exactly how they can ensure that they comply with this.
  • The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 now provides clear guidance and makes this testing and inspection mandatory.

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