On 1st July 2020 all new private tenancies in England need to ensure that electrical installations are inspected and tested by a qualified person before the tenancy begins. Landlords will then need to ensure that the installation is inspected and tested at least every five years – more often if the most recent safety report requires it.
For existing tenancies, an electrical safety test will need to be carried out by 1st April 2021, with regular tests following this as outlined above.
The regulations apply to all properties across the private rented sector, including houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).
A ‘qualified person’ is a person competent to undertake the inspection and testing required and any further investigative or remedial work in accordance with the electrical safety standards.
Financial penalties of up to £30,000 can be imposed for breach of the regulation.
To be qualified and competent an electrical inspector must have the following:
- Adequate insurance. This should include a minimum of £2 million public liability insurance and £250,000.00 professional indemnity insurance.
- A qualification covering the current version of the wiring regulations (BS 7671)
- A qualification covering the periodic inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations.
- At least 2 years’ experience in carrying out periodic inspection and testing.
Using someone listed on the website will ensure they meet the above requirements and are deemed competent by a Government Authorized Competent Person Scheme Operator.
As fully registered NICEIC installers for domestic and commercial works, our team are on hand to carry out Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) for Landlords, Estate Agents and Social Housing providers. For more information call us on 07840797266 or email us at email@example.com
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We are fully equipped to undertake electrcial works for new builds, extensions and renovations. Whatever your needs we can complete the work on time and within your budget. Whether is electrical repairs or upgraded consumer units, we do it all. Why not get in touch for a no obligation free quotation.
When your wiring develops a fault, your house needs rewiring or you just want peace of mind, we are ready to assist. All works carried out comply with British Building Regulations, we are a full member of the NICEIC.
Whether your a small landlord with one property or hundreds, our team with over 40 combined years in the electrical industry are on hand to help.
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