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Electrical Reports and Certificates in Hampstead Swiss Cottage E3

Electrical condition reports are also known as:

  • Landlord certificate

  • Electrical safety certificate

  • Periodic inspection report

  • Electrical testing and inspections

All of which are a detailed electrical inspection where a series of tests with specialist testing equipment are carried out on an existing electrical installations wiring, components and accessories to identify (in order of priority) any deficiencies against the national safety standard for electrical installations and in accordance with current regulations in which a report (on completion) is issued.

It is both a landlords and employers responsibility to ensure that the electrical installation in a property they rent or the place in which they and their employees work is electrically sound and safe to use.

Frequently asked questions

Under what circumstances may a Electrical Report be required?

Change of tenancy

  • Insurance purposes

  • If you are renting your property

  • If you are buying or selling a property

  • You are an employer and have employees

  • Your electrics are old or outdated

  • Request of a local authority i.e. council for building control regulations

  • Annual inspection reports/certificates (commercial)

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How long does it take?

The length of time an E.I.C.R takes depends on the size of the property and number of circuits located inside the consumer unit, on average an electrical inspection takes between 2 to 4 hours.

We can offer you a next day service for both domestic and commercial Electrical Condition Reports (E.I.C.R) and issue a full written report on completion.

We are happy to liaise with tenants or agents on your behalf if required.

What happens at the end of an inspection?

On completion of the inspection a written report will be issued listing any recommendations (where applicable) that require necessary remedial action.The number and nature of such recommendations will impact the overall outcome of weather the installation is given ‘SATISFACTORY’ status.

We will clearly explain to you what the outcome of your report means and automatically issue you with a quotation to rectify any remedial work.

How often should an E.I.C.R be carried out?

Domestic properties – Every 5 years or every time a change of tenancy occurs.

Domestic HMO Properties – Every 5 years

Commercial properties every 2 to 5 years depending on usage.

PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) – Every Year

Inspection Code Results Explained

C1: Danger Present, Risk of injury, immediate remedial action required.

Items marked as C1 on an E.I.C.R would be considered to be able to cause immediate harm or injury to a person (or persons) potential resulting in death. For example live cables exposed anywhere in a property or just plain dodgy D.I.Y.

A C1 listed on an E.I.C.R would warrant an immediate failure of that inspection meaning the outcome of the report would be unsatisfactory, however any items found to be immediately dangerous during an electrical inspection (within reason) should be rectified by the electrician on site and would be charged as necessary.

C2: Potentially Dangerous, Urgent Remedial Action Required

Items marked as C2 in an E.I.C.R are viewed to be potentially dangerous. It depends on the nature of the item that has been marked as a C2 as to whether the outcome of the report would be unsatisfactory.

In some circumstances items marked as C2 can be rectified on site (at an additional cost) to obtain a satisfactory certificate, this will avoid an unsatisfactory report being issued and other costs incurred for possible return visits.

C3: Improvement Required

Items marked as C3 in short means that it does not comply with current regulation standards.

A C3 is not viewed to be dangerous but must be listed as a recommendation on the report. You can have a number of C3 items listed on your report and your electrical installation would still be viewed as Satisfactory.

F1: Further Investigation Required