Testing And Inspection & Landlord EICR

We have been carrying out electrical testing in Barry for over 10 years. All of our electricians are fully qualified and skilled to carry out all our services, no matter how big the job.

We can help you with all your electrical testing needs, from faulty connections to outside lighting, with ease and expertise.

We are local and reliable offering a professional and highly recommended service. Landlords must ensure their property is safe for all tenants. Our certified electricians can examine your property and come to a conclusion of whether the electrical wiring meets health and safety regulations.

This report that is issued will be able to prove that all your electrical installations of the property are safe.

Landlord EICR Reports

Part 4 of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act sets out the obligations placed on landlords regarding the condition of the dwelling. A landlord under these obligations must ensure a dwelling is in good repair and fit for human habitation. Alongside this, new guidance has been published for landlords on what they must do to meet The Renting Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) (Wales) Regulations 2022 (“the FFHH Regulations”). It includes three new legal requirements. These are to ensure:

  • Presence of smoke alarms in proper working order
  • The presence of carbon monoxide detectors in proper working order and
  • To ensure the inspection and testing of electrical installations.

About The New Law

From 15 July 2022, the Act requires all rented homes to have a periodic inspection and testing (PIT) of the electrical installation, carried out by a qualified person such as a registered electrician, every five years unless the requirements of the previous Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) indicate a shorter inspection and testing interval.

Failure to comply will mean that the dwelling is considered unfit for human habitation and the landlord could face prosecution.

Purpose Of EICR Testing

The purpose of an EICR is to make sure the electrical systems and installations within a building are safe. We check they are correctly installed, and well maintained. EICR reports provides an invaluable condition check on properties of all sizes, from the home to a large-scale manufacturing facility.

An EICR test assess the condition of your electrical systems. Evaluate how efficiently they are working. Paying particular attention to any deterioration or defects.

As part of the testing,  we will check the condition of the electrics against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations – BS7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations).

Specific issues that can be revealed through an EICR test include:

  • Any issue with circuits or equipment that might overload or overheat the system
  • Areas of electric shock risks and fire hazards
  • Safety issues with bonding or earthing of installations and equipment
  • Potential faulty electrical work that could lead to faults or injury

What Fault Codes Mean On An EICR

Any faults found within the system will be listed in the report, including the reason for the failure, and graded in terms of their severity in accordance with EICR fault codes.

  • C1 means ‘Danger is present’, risk of injury is likely and IMMEDIATE action is required.
  • C2 is the classification for POTENTIALLY dangerous and remedial action is needed urgently.
  • C3 is the last classification code, and the only one that can appear on a report and have it still pass the EICR test. C3 means improvement to your electrical system is recommended but not required.

Once your electrical system has passed the inspection fully and any urgent remedial work has been completed, you will be provided with an EICR Certificate of safety. a satisfactory EICR giving you peace of mind that your electrics are safe.

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FAQ

An EICR is an electrical installation condition report, on the condition of an electrical installation. The process involves a combination of inspection and testing to determine if the electrical installation is safe for continued use. and on completion, a report is issued.

A person carrying out an EICR is required to be competent. The term skilled person (electrically) is used in BS 7671:2018+A1:2020, defined as below:

’Skilled person (electrically). Person who possesses, as appropriate to the nature of the electrical work to be undertaken, adequate education, training and practical skills, and who is able to perceive risks and avoid hazards that electricity can create.

From 15 July 2022, the Renting Homes (Wales) Act requires all rented homes to have a periodic inspection and testing (PIT) of the electrical installation, carried out by a qualified person such as a registered electrician, every five years unless the requirements of the previous Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) indicate a shorter inspection and testing interval. 

The average cost will vary depending on the individual property. For a 1 to 3-bedroom flat, you can expect to pay anywhere from £100 to £230, while a 1 to 2-bedroom house is around £150 to £200. For Larger properties, you can expect to pay £200 to £300 or more.

The testing consists of multiple visual inspections and electrical tests and covers all hardwiring such as sockets, lighting, switches & main consumer unit

You will receive a number of documents through email or paper when you sign your tenancy agreement or buy a property. This will include, but is not limited to, a Gas Safety Certificate (GSC), Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), and an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

You do not need to provide an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) in order to sell a property, although it will give your buyer peace of mind that the property they are buying is electrically safe.

The importance of an EICR when buying a home is to ensure the electrics within the property are safe and in a good condition. The UK’s leading electrical safety charity – Electrical Safety First said, the majority of Home Buyers who do not have the electrics checked before purchasing a property are putting themselves at an increased risk of fire. 

Client Testimonials

JoeJoe
09:55 15 Jun 22
The reviews don't lie - a proper tradesman doing it right. Whole process from start to finish was brilliant. Phone answered first time with a very helpful person. Quote done over video, great idea. Communication with the business over whatsapp was great. No delays to agreed date and Jamie managed to complete several jobs in one day, leaving the place really tidy and taking all rubbish. Will definitely be returning and recommending - thanks again!
RichardRichard
17:08 19 May 22
Jamie came to install some fittings in my sons apartment in Barry. Some of them were a different size to the original but Jamie used filler to make good the gaps and painted over the filler so everything looked brand new. Very helpful and would recommend him to family and friends
BOB BOWYERBOB BOWYER
17:56 03 Mar 22
Great service, I only had a small job but Jamie took the time and suggested an improvement to my plan, so it turned out better than I’d planned. Cleaned and tidied up and even waited for the filler to dry to give it a coat of paint.
Tom BennettTom Bennett
14:07 11 Aug 21
Outstanding service, Jamie is a really genuine guy. His quote was VERY reasonable and he treated the job like he would do on his own house. The attention to detail is excellent (hiding cables where he could, upgrading and relocating ugly sockets to more discreet locations in the garden. The equipment was all IP rated for outdoor use (I didn't have to ask this, he told me it's what he uses for similar jobs before I had the chance!). He even helped chop a branch back (nothing to do with the initial job, didn't charge me extra for any of the little things). Genuine guy with bags of experience and knowledge. Will 100% be using him again!
Elysha MorrisElysha Morris
13:23 06 Apr 21
Jamie is a fantastic electrician and the tidiest around! He did a great job rewiring our property inside and out in a week. We have been so thrilled with the results we wish we had more work for him and Nick! We had new sockets, spotlights, wifi points, security alarm, outside lights and sockets, fuse boards. The walls were chased out neatly and filled back in, all mess was cleared at the end of everyday. Would recommend highly!
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