Mike Roberts Electrical Services Ltd are NICEIC approved electricians in Shrewsbury that cover Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Cheshire, Mid Wales and the West Midlands.
An EICR, which stands for Electrical Installation Condition Report, is a comprehensive assessment that determines the safety of your property’s electrical systems. An EICR is also referred to as a Landlord Electrical Safety Test, Electrical Safety Certificate, or the Homebuyer’s Test.
Contact our qualified electrical inspection team to discuss residential, industrial, agricultural and commercial PIR inspections & EICR certificates in the region.
Shropshire EICR Testing, Reports, Certificates & Costs
Whether you’re a homeowner or a landlord renting out a property, having an up-to-date EICR is crucial for your peace of mind and the safety of your occupants.
We recommend scheduling an EICR every 10 years for residential properties. For rental properties, it’s essential to have one every five years. In some cases, a re-inspection may be required sooner if specified in the most recent report or for specific commercial properties.
We offer a range of EICR services and will arrange any remedial electrical works promptly and at competitive prices. Contact us to discuss your electrical compliance obligations and through our testing services can help to keep you, your tenants, customers, employees and your property safe from electrical accidents.
What Does It Mean For Landlords?
As of April 2021, it’s a legal requirement for landlords to provide a copy of the EICR to both existing and new tenants.
As a landlord, you bear the responsibility for the safety of the electrical systems within your property, which includes the installation itself and any electrical appliances you’ve supplied. Ensuring their safety is not only a legal obligation but also a moral one. Failure to comply can result in fines of up to £30,000, insurance invalidation, and potential banning orders for serious or repeated offenses.
Do I Need an EICR When Buying or Selling?
EICRs are often required for various purposes, including buying, selling, or renewing lease/rental agreements. You may also have received requests for EICRs from your solicitors. These reports are essential for ensuring that electrical systems are safe and up to code, providing peace of mind to all parties involved.
What Happens During an EICR?
During an EICR inspection, our qualified experts meticulously assess your electrical systems, including the Fuse Board (Consumer Unit), wiring, and electrical accessories. Our goal is to identify any faults, deviations from Wiring Standards, or potential safety risks.
Throughout the test, we pay close attention to the following critical aspects:
- The adequacy of the main earthing and bonding.
- Devices designed to protect against fire and electric shock.
- Any visible damage or wear and tear that might jeopardize the safety of the property’s occupants.
- Identification of damaged electrical fittings and accessories.
- Identification of any exposed live wires that could pose fire or safety hazards.
NICEIC Approved EICR Electrical Testing Services
NICEIC has been assessing the technical competence of electricians for over 50 years. Their aim is to protect everyone who uses electricity from unsafe electrical installations in their homes, places of work and leisure. To achieve this, they maintain a register of electricians that comply with the various standards, codes of practice and scheme rules.
At Mike Roberts Electrical Services Ltd, we are dedicated to ensuring the safety of your property through our professional EICR services. Contact us today to schedule your inspection and uphold the highest standards of electrical safety.
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