Landlord EICR service, Wakefield, Yorkshire & the North
Landlord EICR Service
The team at Paul Thompson Electrical offer professional EICR inspections and reports to ensure your legal compliance. Based in Ossett, West Yorkshire, we serve landlords across Wakefield, Dewsbury, Yorkshire and the North of England.
An EICR is also known as a landlord’s electrical safety certificate, and if you privately rent a property or a HMO (house in multiple occupation) then you’re required to have a current EICR carried out by a registered electrician by law. EICR testing is also a requirement for insurance on business premises and sometimes for a property sale.
What’s the purpose of an electrical safety certificate?
Damaged, aged or poorly installed and maintained electrics can be dangerous, so an EICR is designed to identify any potential issues and ensure everything is in a safe condition and conforms to BS7671 standards – the IET Wiring Regulations.
Without this essential, professional testing, you could be exposing your tenants and building to avoidable yet potentially fatal risks – not to mention a fine (or worse) for non-compliance.
How does EICR testing work?
We’ll arrange a convenient time to meet you, your property manager or tenant at the property – please bear in mind that we will have to disconnect you from the mains for part of the testing and inspection process.
Your electrician will then run your system through a range of visual, live and dead checks and tests including:
- Wiring faults
- Equipment faults e.g. switches & sockets
- Insulation resistance
- Earthing adequacy
- Fuse boxes/consumer units
- Wear and tear
Your EICR report
As the EICR inspection is being carried out, your electrician will log their findings and generate a report which will be sent to you on the same day.
If all is well with your electrics, you’ll receive a ‘pass’ certificate to show your property or premises are safe, with details of any improvements or potential issues that could arise in the future. If any works need completing in order to ensure safety, you’ll receive an ‘unsatisfactory’ EICR report and you’ll need to ask us or another qualified electrician to carry out the necessary works.
If your landlord’s electrical safety certificate is out of date or if you’re about to find a new tenant and need one for the start of the rental period, please contact us via the form and we’ll arrange for one of our NICEIC and Part P Registered contractors to carry out your EICR inspection.
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