Are you a Landlord struggling to find a professional, reliable, and efficient electrician in Warrington? Stressless Electrics are here to help.
Stressless Electrics have an experienced team of electricians with the expert knowledge to make your job as a Landlord much easier. Our team is well versed in all areas regarding electrical safety for landlords as well as the specific regulations landlords need to obey by. One of which is an Electrical installation condition report (EICR).
What is an EICR?
An EICR Is essentially a report carried out by a qualified electrician which identifies any damage, deterioration & defects on an electrical system within a property. EICR’s also record any protentional dangers that could be a risk to anyone living within the property. Landlords are required by law to have an EICR every 5 years and at change of tenancy.
Once the EICR has been carried out by a qualified electrician, as a Landlord you must supply the report to your new or existing tenant within 28 days of the inspection date. You should also be aware that you may be asked by the local authorities to also provide a copy of the report within 7 days of the request. Furthermore, any electrical work recommended by the electrician must be completed within 28 days of the initial inspection or shorter if advised, for example a serious electrical fault that poses immediate danger should be fixed ASAP.
The electrician carrying out the EICR on your property will record the results found in a specific way using codes. It’s important you understand what these codes mean and what faults if any to prioritise.
- Code 1 – Code 1 is essentially the most dangerous. An electrical fault has been identified and the system isn’t safe and needs immediate attention.
- Code 2 - Code 2 means a fault has been detected which does have the potential to be dangerous so should be rectified ASAP.
- Code 3 – Code 3 means a non-dangerous fault has been acknowledged however the electrician will still recommend repair in due course to keep your electrical systems in safe working order.
- FI – A fault labelled FI means further investigation is required without delay to fully be sure what the fault is and how dangerous it is. After further testing the electrician will be able to advise what repair work is recommended.
Stressless Electrics in Warrington will always prioritise electrical repair work that is urgently required to ensure your tenants have access to a safe electrics in your property. We understand that this time will be stressful as a Landlord, and we will always do everything we can to ensure efficiency and that you know exactly what work is required and the costs involved.
After the EICR has been completed by a qualified electrician and all electrical systems are safe the electrician will provide written certification. This formal document will state that your property conforms to all electrical safety standards set out by the government, and of course your property is now legally safe for renting. It will then be your responsibility as a landlord to provide copies of the certificate to your tenants and local authorities if requested within the time frame set by law. Failure to do so will result in hefty fines. If you have any further questions about this, our team will happily advise.
Stressless Electrics in Warrington have a team of qualified electricians on hand to provide electrical services for Landlords and ensure their property is safe for their tenants. If you have any questions regarding electrical safety requirements for Landlords, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.