EICR Test, also known as domestic Electrical Inspection or EICR (Electrical Inspection Condition Report), is a complete inspection of the electrical systems and installations in a home. Since July 2020, there is a legal requirement on landlords to ensure there is a valid EICR in place. Many Insurance companies also demanding EICR certificate
How much an EICR Test cost?
1 Bedroom Flat
2 Bedrooms Flat
3 Bedrooms Flat
1 Bedroom House
2 Bedrooms House
3 Bedrooms House
4-5 Bedrooms House
*Additional Repair and alteration is not included. Also check FuseBox Cost if you are looking for both EICR certificate and Consumer Unit replacement.
Included with Price
Qualified, insured and reviewed Electrician
12-month guarantee on work completed
VAT inclusive when applicable
Free 2-hour cancellation before visit
Travel costs for your visit
You should also know
If the electrician is not able to complete the EICR due to the condition of the system a standard charge of one hours labour will be payable instead, but will still quote for remedial work.
Parts/materials or new fittings aren’t included but can be arranged with the Electrician when required
A parking charge may be required if free parking not available at property
An EICR Inspection takes between 2 and 4 hours for an average-sized property. A number of tests are carried out during the testing procedure. Our Electrician will record all the readings and compare with BS7671 guidelines. Consumer Unit Replacement takes longer than EICR.
Fixtures to be tested during Landlord EICR Test
Earthing and bonding
Electrical cables or leads
Signs of wear and tear
Checklist for EICR Testing Procedure
Ideally, to carry out an Electrical Installation Condition Report successfully, complete access to all electrical points are required.
There may be furniture, appliances etc. restricting access to some electrical points throughout the property.
As a Landlord, please note the following before EICR Inspection:
Provide full property address including the Flat/House number.
Full access to the electrical consumer unit. Remove any kind of obstruction to get clear access to the fusebox
Need access to all the bedrooms, kitchen, and bathrooms. If any rooms are not accessible then an observation will be written in the EICR report.
The main power should be connected and live. The PAYG meters should have enough credit.
Power switch can be shut down for 30-60 mins. So all the electrical appliances will be automatically off during this dead test.
Occupier/tenant needs to unplug sensitive electrical appliances during the EICR testing.
Protect your Children and pets in a safe place during the inspection. It’s dangerous to play with electrician tools. So please keep a safe distance.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about EICR Test
What is inspected in EICR Testing?2022-01-23T18:29:24+00:00
During an EICR, the consumer unit (or Fuseboard), wiring and electrical accessories are thoroughly tested and inspected for faults or deviations from the Wiring Standards. Our electrician will also make sure Earthing and bonding is in place and household are safe from electric shock.
Who can carry out an EICR Testing?2022-01-23T18:30:49+00:00
When selling a house, there is no legal obligation to provide a buyer with any electrical safety certificate. When selling a house the potential buyer may want to perform a safety test on both gas and electricity for their own assurance.
How long does it take to complete an EICR?2022-01-23T18:42:48+00:00
We will email you a PDF copy of the report within 3-5 working days.
We are operating mainly in Reading and all nearby areas including Caversham, Tilehurst, Lower Earley, Newbury, Theale, Woodley, Wokingham and Winnersh.
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