Landlord/Homeowners Certificates (EICR)
Current Legal Requirements - Electrical Safety Regulations
If you are a landlord, Letting Agent with a property in the area surrounding Poole it is important that you are aware of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 which requires that the electrical installation in a property is safe when the tenant begins and maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy.
The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has introduced legislation for landlords in England to make it a mandatory requirement to have electrical safety checks carried out in their properties. These electrical safety checks are to be carried out at intervals of no more than 5 years by a qualified and competent person. This new legislation came into force on 1st June 2020 for Landlords in England for electrical safety checks to be completed on their properties following the timeline below- (a) all new specified tenancies from 1st July 2020; and (b) all existing specified tenancies from 1st April 2021.
As a landlord, you will need to rectify any defects, repairs or maintenance required on the electrical installation within your rental property.
For peace of mind and the safety of the property, get in touch with Horton Electrical today to book in a landlord report (EICR). We will carry out a full condition report and we will advise of any defects or improvements required to obtain a satisfactory certificate .
Perhaps you are selling or buying a property? We have seen an increase in buyers and sellers requesting EICR's prior to a sale or purchase. Buying a property is one of the biggest expenses in our lives and we need to know that the property is electrically safe.
Horton Electrical are proud to be a member of NICEIC. We are compliant with current regulations and qualified to the latest BS 7671 Regulations. NICEIC yearly assess our work and records and you we are covered by their Platinum Promise.