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Landlord Electrical Safety Inspections and Electrical Installation Condition Report – EICR 2020

You may have heard about the Electrical Safety checks that came in to force for all new tenancies from the 1st July 2020, including renewals and fixed term that revert to statutory periodic. Any existing tenancy will need to have received the certification by the 1st April 2021.
The certificates will last for 5 years.

Price list for Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) 2020
Flats and bungalows up to 7 circuits:
1 Bedroom – £120.00
2 Bedroom – £130.00
3 Bedroom – £145.00

If there are more than 7 circuits to be tested then each additional circuit will be charged at £22.00
Houses and maisonettes up to 7 circuits:
1 Bedroom – £120.00
2 Bedroom – £135.00
3 Bedroom – £150.00
4 Bedroom – £160.00

If there are more than 7 circuits to be tested then each additional circuit will be charged at £22.00

Larger properties:
For properties with more than four bedrooms a fixed price of £22.00 per circuit tested will be  applied, with a minimum charge of £170.00 per property.

The prices stated are for digital reports which will be sent via email. If paper copies are required, then  there will be an additional £5.00 charge for this service. VAT is not charged in addition to the prices stated.

 

Limitations:
Inspection and testing are to be carried out based on the following agreed limitations.

  • Equipment at a height greater than 2.5 metres will not be accessed. Visual inspection from ground  level will be carried out where possible.
  • Where equipment is located behind large or built in furniture the equipment will not be inspected.
  • Loft spaces will be visually checked from the loft hatch unless there is a specific circuit supplying  that area.
  • 100% of circuits will be inspected and tested, and a minimum of 20% of connections in any  particular circuit will be checked, unless faults are found, then checks will be made.
  • Where a circuit is not identified at the consumer unit then no longer than 15 minutes will be spent  attempting to identify the circuit and it will be given an FI (Further Investigation) classification.

Any additional operational limitations specific to a particular property will be stated on the report.

Remedial Works:
All remedial works will be carried out at a rate of £30.00 per hour plus any materials required. No remedial  works will be carried out without prior consent. It is recommended that a contingency of £100.00 per  property is agreed upon so that minor remedial work can be carried out at the time of the test. Where  more significant remedial work is required a fixed price will be given.

Classification codes:
C1 – Where a dangerous situation is discovered it will be given a classification of C1. This warrants immediate remedial action and we reserve the right to isolate the affected circuit if consent is not given to rectify the problem.
C2 – Where a potentially dangerous situation is discovered it will be given a classification of C2. This will require urgent remedial action which must be completed within 28 days.
FI – Where there is a suspected fault which cannot easily be found it will be given a classification of FI. This requires further investigation without delay.
C3 – If a situation is discovered where the electrical installation does not comply with the current wiring  regulations, but is not otherwise dangerous, then it will be given a classification of C3. This will require  remedial action within a reasonable timescale at the discretion of the owner or landlord.

Satisfactory and Unsatisfactory:
Each report will be given an assessment of Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory for continued use. A report with  observations classified as C1, C2 of FI will result in an Unsatisfactory assessment. A report with observations classified as C3 will result in an Satisfactory assessment.