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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it a legal requirement to have an electrical certificate?
Your responsibilities as a landlord. Landlords are required by law to ensure: That the electrical installation in a rented property is safe when tenants move in and maintained in a safe condition throughout its duration. If your property is not an HMO, you are not legally obliged to do this.
How long does an electrical safety certificate last for?
We would advise that a periodic inspection is carried out on owner-occupied properties at least every 10 years and every five years in rented accommodation. The test will certify whether the electrics in a property are safe and tell you if anything needs upgrading.
How often should a periodic inspection be carried out?
Periods between subsequent inspections will depend on the condition of the installation at the time of the preceding inspection, but it is recommended that periodic inspection and testing is carried out at least every five years or at the end of a tenancy, whichever comes first.
Is it a legal requirement to have an EICR?
EICR Legal Requirements in England and Wales: The EICR legal requirements in England and Wales and slightly gray to some people, the law requires Landlords to provide electrical installation certificates to prove, new equipment is safe to use. This said there is no legal requirement to have this regularly inspected.
What is an electrical certificate of compliance?
A Certificate of Compliance (COC) is a document that verifies that the electrical installations such as the plugs, lights, DBboard, geyser and wiring in a home comply with the legislated requirements as detailed in the Occupational Health and Safety Act.