Do I need an EICR to sell my house? | The ETC Group

Do I need an EICR to sell my house?

EICR Testing Kent | The ETC Group

Thinking of selling your property? Then you might need to have an EICR test. Since 2005, all properties that have had ‘notifiable’ electrical work must be EICR tested as required by the law. Having an EICR test isn’t mandatory for homeowners- however, it does indicate that all electrical works are safe. If you’re unsure what an EICR test is, check out our FAQs for more clarity. 

What is EICR Testing?

EICR testing stands for Electrical Installation Condition Report. It is a document that provides an assessment of the electrical installation on a property.

The report will highlight any defects or potential hazards and also recommend any remedial works.

Do I need an EICR if I am selling my property?

No, you are not legally required to have an EICR carried out if you are selling your property. Despite not being required by law, having an EICR test on your property will attract potential buyers who are viewing your property. The EICR is a great way to provide peace of mind when considering purchasing any new home. It will provide the buyer with documentation verifying that all electrical systems in your house work properly and safely, which means you can go ahead without worrying about it!

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As a Landlord do I need an EICR?

Landlords and agents must provide safety checks for their properties before allowing tenants in. The test is a legal requirement that can be performed by a registered electrician.

It’s vital to know about the importance of ensuring your home has up-to-date, safe wiring systems so you’re fully protected against fires or other accidents!

What will happen if I don’t have an EICR test?

You could be prosecuted for not taking the necessary steps to create a safe environment if your tenant is harmed by an electrical fault. Without an EICR, you could be liable for a fine of up to £30,000.

How often does an EICR Need to be Done?

Generally, for domestic installations in good condition, an EICR is recommended at least once every ten years for homeowners and is mandatory at least once every 5 years for private rentals.   

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How much does an EICR cost?

The cost of an EICR depends on the size and complexity of the electrical installation. Our EICR Testing starts at just £89 (plus VAT) For a quick online EICR quote click here.

Where can I get an EICR Test?

As the Electric Testing Experts in Kent, you can trust our team of electricians at The ETC Group to carry out your EICR testing. Get in touch today or click here to see our full list of services.

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