Electrical Installation Condition Report EICR London

Electrical Installation Condition Report(EICR)
In London
From £171 + Vat


Electrical Installation Condition Report(EICR)
From £171 + Vat

What is an EICR or Electrical Safety Certificate ?

EICR, basically stands for Electrical Installation Condition Report. It is a formal document issued by a qualified electrical engineer after an assessment of an electrical installation.

If you are thinking about renting or selling your property, an EICR certificate will prove the electrical installation meets with regulations and avoid any delays or unnecessary legal concerns that could delay the sale.

EICR Certificate For Rented Homes

Under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, It is stated that Landlords must ensure the safety of their tenants at all times (non-negotiable). Periodic examination of the electrical installation and appliances throughout the tenancy is mandatory.

To be clear, BS7671 (17th edition wiring regulations) strongly recommends an EICR test every time the tenancy changes or every 5 years (and not after). The certificate proves the property has been tested by a qualified electrician.

In the event of any personal injury resulting from an electrical failure etc. every insurance company will request a copy of the EICR certificate before processing any claim and will possibly void any claim without it

EICR Certificate For Homeowners

For domestic properties, BS7671 recommends commissioning an EICR at least every 10 years. It is necessary for everyone’s safety. Moreover, it highlights any changes needed to comply with regulations or any potential dangers from aged wiring.

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An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), previously referred to as a Periodic Inspection Report, is  Serviceteam’s most detailed electrical inspection service, comprising of an in-depth assessment of the condition and safety of a property’s electrical installation highlighting any necessary remedial work.

Homeowners should get their electrical installation tested at least every five years. Landlords are required to carry out an EICR inspection every five years, or when the occupancy changes, whichever is sooner.

What's included in this service?

Our NICEIC registered electricians will detail in their report:

  • If any of the electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded
  • Any faulty/sub standard electrical work
  • Indentify any potential safety risks
  • Establish the adequacy of earth bonding
  • Check the serviceability of equipment
  • Determine the extent of any wear and tear or damage

What's not included in this service?

  • Any repairs or replacements
  • Any congestion zone, ULEZ or parking charges - This will be added at cost to the final bill (unless a parking permit for the duration of the visit is provided).

  More questions regarding our EICR service? Read our Facts and FAQs

    Things not covered

    • Any repairs or replacements
    • An PAT - Add £65 +VAT
    • The cost of a re-inspecting any of the failurs detailed on your gas safety certificate

    What will an EICR cost:

    We charge a fixed price for completing EICR’s starting from 171.00 + VAT for a 1 bedroom property. For each additional bedroom we add £35 + Vat. if you would like your Carbon Monoxide or Smoke alarm installed during the same visit add £40 + Vat. And have your (PAT) test during the same visit for £65 + Vat.

    For more information about electrical installation condition reports contact our office and speak to one of our electrical advisors.

    What does an EICR inspection cover?

    An inspection is conducted to determine the electrical safety and condition of a property's wiring. Once completed a certificate will be issued that must outline:-

    • If the wiring is in an acceptable and safe condition or if it’s unsatisfactory.
    • If any faults are found the offending faults will be listed together with any remedial work needed or if further investigation is required.
    • The date of the inspection and the due date of the next inspection.

    If any remedial work is needed to bring the wiring up to standards then a copy of the report proving the remedial work has been completed must be forwarded (by the landlord) to the Local Authority within 28 days. This is proof the works have been completed to regulation standards.

    Visual Inspection

    This will cover the condition of the wiring, consumer unit, earth bonding, fuse rating, cable size, fuses, sockets and if any DIY installations have been introduced to the circuitry. An inductance tester is then used to check the voltage in the electrical wiring, circuit breakers, lamps, cords, ceiling rose, sockets, boiler and switches etc. There are many devices our electrical engineers will use to accurately test the wiring.

    Dead Testing

    When the circuits are switched off they are ‘dead’ hence the term ‘dead testing’ and form part of initial circuit testing. This is done for a specific reason, to make sure the cable insulation is in good condition showing zero faults.

    Live Testing

    This done Is done for a reason - it checks if the cable and fault current is sufficient to trip the miniature circuit breaker or blow a fuse within a fraction of a second, thus avoiding any serious damage to any other devices.

    RCD Testing

    RCD testing is the process of safely tripping the RCD under controlled conditions, to observe the speed at which it trips out in the event of an electrical incident. Often referred to as safety switch testing. Your RCD is designed to trip, or shut down all the power to that circuit. The EICR is a thorough test to determine if there are any potential fire risks or potential injury from an electrical shock.

    Why is an EICR necessary

    Electrical Installation Condition Report report is important for numerous reasons. Apart from its legal importance, it is also necessary to check out whether everything is good enough or you need to make some repairs and adjustments. Apart from that, you’ll know about certain other stuff including:

    • Electrical circuits that are overloaded.
    • Risk of shocks or any kind of fire threat.
    • Condition of your equipment.
    • Defective electrical work.
    • Recommendation of earthing or bonding.
    • If anything needs to be replaced.
    • Damage, or wear and tear that could lead to life-threatening consequences.
    • Damaged accessories.
    • Exposed live wires that can turn someone into a Ponako.

    • After the report is prepared, You’ll be informed if there are any sort of complications or anything you have been overlooking that could cause some serious problems.

       Legal Status Of EICR

      As already stated, EICR has its own legal status which may be of help sometimes, in certain conditions.

      Here’s something that you necessarily need to know:

      EICR recommendation for businesses

      As a business owner, it is not a “necessary” legal requirement, but as an employer, it's your responsibility to make sure the safety of your workers. Keeping this in check, the 1974 Health and Safety At Work Act indirectly implements it on you by stating that “Employers are responsible for the health and safety of their employees”.

      Moreover the “Electricity at Work Regulations” also requires you to take every precautionary step to ensure the safety of your workers regarding electrical threats. Any injury caused due to such reasons can be fatal for your worker as well as your business. Like, who wants their building to be burnt down because of “fire due to electrical sparks” eh?

      Here are some of the easy and secure ways to keep a check on your apartment’s electrical installments

      • Check the casings of your sockets for any apparent cracks, burn marks, etc.
      • Ensure that the electrical appliances in your bathroom, or any wet place, is situated at least 3 meters away from the watery place.
      • Make sure that the extension cables are used properly.
      • Make sure there are no naked wires out there.

      To-Do checklist before EICR

      There are some things we recommend you do before any sort of EICR test. These will help your electrician/engineer to conduct a full and proper test.

      • Make sure the property’s electrical supply is connected and not switched off by the utility company.
      • Full access to all rooms within the property will be required.
      • Clear away any items to allow full access to sockets fuse board etc.
      • Unplug all the equipment prior the test.
      • Any devices like a freezer or fridge will need turning off (keep the door closed).
      • Visual signs of burning/charring (followed by an electrical test).
      • RCD checks in the property.
      • Any out buildings/lighting etc. connected to the electrical supply please notify the electrician/engineer.
      • Inform your electrician/engineer if a ladder is required to access the fuse board.
      • Is the consumer unit correctly labelled indicating each circuit i.e., power, heating, lighting etc. it removes any guesswork.
      • Let your professional know if something is faulty or in need of repair.
      • If available, provide previous EICR report/s, so that the test is proven to run consecutively.
      • Last but not the least, follow the above steps in order to avoid turning the test into a fail.


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q: How will you know about the problems?

      A: During the EICR, an electrician usually makes a number of electrical observations and gives each one a specific recommendation code. The observation will directly describe any defect, problem or omission within the electrical installation or appliance. Each observation will be coded accordingly to the extent of its severity. All the observations should be written in a clear way. Then You will be able to clearly identify the defects and fix it if you like to.

      Q: How much does a service team charge for electrical installation condition report?

      A: If you are seeking for the best EICR, Serviceteam offers one of the best and reasonable offers, starting From £171 + Vat, if you are thinking about renting your own property, house, building our ECIR report will be enough to provide and prove that everything is working perfectly.

      Q: What is the purpose of Electrical Installation Condition Report(EICR)?

      A: It is a report conducted for your property, household to know about the working condition, to identify the problems, and either everything is working fine, however it should be noted that homeowners are required to carry out EICR report at least once in 5 years, to make sure what are the things that needs to be improve or replace.

      Q: What should I provide for EICR?

      A: You will be required for Following things that are essential to conducting EICR report:

      • Date of last inspection
      • Last installation report
      • Details of premise and Age of installation.

      Q: How long does home EICR take?

      A: According to the act BS7671 recommends to make an EICR for every normal house except the swimming pool in it for every ten years however it is essential for your safety and security as well, It also lets you know when you have to make some changes.

      Q: How long does a business EICR take?

      A: ECIR is not a necessary or legal requirement for business but for the sake of your employers you have carry out EICR report to ensure their safety however it's your responsibility according to the act of 1974 health and safety act which states that employers are responsible for the health and safety of their employers.which indirectly implements on you.


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