Electrical Installation Condition Report

EICR Testing
frequently asked questions

What is EICR Testing?

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

The report will highlight any defects or potential hazards and will also make recommendations for remedial works.

 

EICR Testing in Kent | EICR Frequently asked questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about EICR testing:

Why should I have an EICR carried out?

It is important to have an EICR  test carried out by a qualified electrician on a regular basis, as it can help to prevent electrical accidents and fires. An EICR can also ensure that your electrical installation is safe and compliant with current regulations.

How often should I have an EICR carried out?

The frequency of EICR testing depends on the type of property and its usage. However, it is generally recommended that an EICR be carried out every 5 years for domestic properties and every 3 years for commercial or Tenanted properties.

What is the difference between an EICR and an electrical safety certificate?

An EICR is a more comprehensive document than an electrical safety certificate. An EICR will provide a detailed assessment of the electrical installation, whereas an electrical safety certificate will simply certify that the installation is safe.

What does an EICR test involve?

An EICR test involves a visual inspection of the electrical installation, as well as tests on the electrical circuits. The electrician will also check for any signs of wear and tear, damage or deterioration. Using this information the electrician will compile a report which will highlight any defects or potential hazards.

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.

How long does an EICR take to carry out?

An EICR can take anywhere from a few hours to a day or more to complete, depending on the size and complexity of the electrical installation.

Can I carry out an EICR myself?

No, you should always use a qualified electrician to carry out an EICR. This is because only a qualified electrician will have the knowledge and expertise to properly assess the electrical installation.

If a problem is found during an EICR test, what should I do next?

If a problem is found during an EICR test, the electrician will make recommendations for remedial works. It is important to have these works carried out as soon as possible to avoid any potential hazards.

I am buying a new property, does it need an EICR?

Yes, it is always recommended that you have an EICR carried out on a new property, even if it has just been built. This is because there could be potential problems with the electrical installation that you are not aware of.

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. However, it is generally recommended that you do so, as it can help to speed up the sale of the property.

I am renting out my property, do I need an EICR?

Yes, if you are renting out your property you will need to have an EICR carried out every 3 years. This is a legal requirement under Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020. If you own a larger property or HMO get in touch for a quote to cover your whole building.

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