Since April 2018, an Energy Performance Certificate, or EPC, has been a legal requirement for property owners looking to let or sell their properties. If you need a domestic EPC, Prop Cert has over 200 fully trained energy assessors ready to provide you fast and professional service.
In the UK, up to seven fire incidents in a day can be attributed to
EICRs have five main purposes:
In an inspection, the electrician checks the following:
Any electrical installation that fails to pass the test must be replaced or repaired immediately to comply with safety standards.
The inspector may classify problematic installations either as Code C1, Code C2 or Code C3.
Examples of Code C1 include exposed live wires that are accessible to human touch and conductive parts that have become exposed.
Examples of Code C2 include the absence or a reliable earthing, and when a metallic pipe is used for flammable liquids like gases.
Examples of Code C3 include the absence of a \'Safety Electrical Connection - Do Not Remove\' sign, and socket outlets mounted incorrectly.
The electrician will determine how frequent an EICR should be
performed. For example, the standard inspection for a rental
property should take place every five years, but the electrician can
recommend inspection every three years if the electrics are old.
In general, inspection should be done every:
A periodic inspection must be carried out when selling a previously owned house, or if the property is a house in multiple occupation (HMO).
The law requires landlords to ensure their electrical installations
are checked by a qualified person every five years.
Likewise, it is their responsibility to maintain the integrity of the installations throughout the tenant\'s stay
New regulations from the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector state:
Failure to comply with regulations can cost fees of up to £30,000
At Prop Cert, we have dedicated, accredited inspectors who handle your EICR requirements with unfailing efficiency and professionalism.
As part of our 5-star service, ease and convenience is something we proudly offer clients. Placing an order via our portal takes less than a minute. Once placed, the order gets assigned to our local electrician, who will make contact with the client within 24 hours.
An appointment will be booked within one to three days. Once the order is confirmed, the client will receive an email confirmation.
We have a bespoke order management system that allows clients to track their progress. Reach out to our experts NOW and get your electrical installations checked.
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