What is an EICR Test Certificate?.
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||£79|
|2-3 Bedrooms Flat||£119|
|4-5 Bedrooms Flat||£149|
|Commercial Buildings||From £159|
*Additional Repair and alteration is not included.
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.
Fixtures to be tested during Landlord EICR Test
|Earthing and bonding||Electrical cables or leads|
|Bathroom safety||Light fittings|
|Light switches||Kitchen safety|
|Extension leads||Signs of wear and tear|
Checklist for EICR Testing Procedure
As a Landlord, please note the following before EICR Inspection:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about EICR Test
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.
An EICR test should only be carried out by a skilled and competent Electrician with the experience to know what they are looking for. EICR done by incompetent person may put you in danger.
Cost of EICR Test depends on the number of circuits to be tested. Bigger the house more the circuits to test and higher the cost. Also the cost will increase if any damaged item need to replace.
If the condition of all of these is deemed ‘satisfactory’, the report is usually valid for five years.
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.
Most EICR testings are complete within 2hrs depends on the size of fuseboard and circuits condition.
Our Electricians will submit you full report of what need to be done to make it comply to pass. In most cases, Our Electricians may carry small tasks to make the installation safe.
We will email you a PDF copy of the report within 3-5 working days.