Private Rented Sector New Regulations

Consumer Unit
With the enforcement of The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulation 2020 coming into effect on the 1st June 2020 we thought we would write to you to let you know that we have got you covered.

The duties of private landlords in relation to electrical installation who grants or intends to grant a specified tenancy must:

  1. Ensure that the electrical safety standards are met during any period when the residential premises are occupied under a specified tenancy;
  2. Ensure every electrical installation in the residential premises is inspected and tested at regular intervals by a qualified person; and
  3. Ensure the first inspection and testing is carried out –
    • Before the tenancy commences in relation to a new specified tenancy; or
    • By the 1stApril 2021 in relation to an existing specified tenancy.

What information will the Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) provide?

The purpose of the EICR is to determine, so far as is reasonably practicable, whether the installation is in a satisfactory condition for continued service.

An EICR will provide a full summary of the condition of the electrics in your home and determine whether it complies with the current British Standard for electrical safety (BS 7671).

It will record a number of observations in line with BS 7671 and make various recommendations where improvement may be necessary or beneficial to improving safety in your home.

Once the EICR is completed we will provide you with a certificate outlining the overall condition of the electrical installation within 7-days to allow enough time for the report to be provided to the tenant within the required 28-days.

Generally, an EICR will provide coding’s against the condition of the installation. The classification codes are as follows:

C1 – This code should indicate that the danger exists, requiring immediate remedial action. The person using the installation are at immediate risk.

C2 – This code indicates that, whilst an observed deficiency is not considered to be dangerous at the time of the  inspection, it could become a real and immediate  danger if a fault or other foreseeable event was to occur  in the installation or connected equipment.

C3 – This code indicates that, whilst an observed deficiency is not considered to be a source of immediate or potential danger, improvement would contribute to a significant enhancement of the safety of the electrical installation.

So why choose Eastbourne Electrical to carry out this important work?

  • All Eastbourne Electrical’s electrician have the recognised qualification to carry out these inspections. It is worth noting that this qualification is in addition to being an electrician.
  • All Eastbourne Electricals electricians have had Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks carried out.
  • All our certificates are generated using digital software which enables us to keep a full condition report history for the premises as well as send reminders when the next inspection is due, typically 5-years.
  • We have stringent control measures in place to enable us to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you would like to discuss this further, then please contact our domestic team on sales@eastbourne-electrical.co.uk or 01323 724248

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