Landlord Electrical Safety Certificate

5 year electrical safety check

At Hertz Electrical Contractors we are committed to the future and protecting landlords and tenants with an up to date Landlord Electrical Safety Certificate and Electrical Installation Condition Report. This certificate is know as an EICR or Electrical Installation Condition Report, commonly know as an Electrical Safety Certificate.


Do you need an electrical certificate as a landlord?

Yes, the regulations came into force on 1st June 2020, they apply to new tenancies from 1st July 2020 and existing tenancies from 1st April 2021. The relevant date for determining when the new requirements apply is the date on which the tenancy is granted. A new tenancy is one that was granted on or after 1st June 2020.

What certificates do I need as a landlord?

Landlords must obtain an Electrical Installation Condition Report or EICR certificate. If the entire electrical installation is under the age of 5 years or new, an Electrical Installation Report or EIC Report can be used. Both reports should meet the requirements as set in the 18th edition wiring regulations.


How long does a landlord electrical certificate last?

If your Report is summarised as unsatisfactory, landlords must rectify the detailed Code 1 and 2 remedial works within 28 days, a certificate will then last 5 years.

How often do you need an electrical safety certificate?

The regulations require landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested by an Electrical Contractor who is resisted with a governing body such as the NICEIC at least every 5 years.

What does an electrical certificate cover?

The ‘fixed’ electrical parts of a property, eg the wiring, the socket-outlets (plug sockets), the light fittings and the consumer unit (or fuse box) will be inspected. This will include permanently connected equipment such as showers and extractors. 

Do I need a NICEIC certificate to rent my house or apartment?

This is essentially the same as the above, NICEIC is our governing body but some do refer to the reports as NICEIC Reports.

Find out more about all our energy saving Electrical services, from electrical installation certificates and maintenance to inspections and testing, on offer here. For more government information about the electrical safety standards for the private rental sector, check here.

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