From the 1st June 2020 landlords of rental properties will need to have their flats and houses inspected and a “Satisfactory” EICR produced for new tenancies. Existing tenancies have until the 31st March 2021 to get this completed. In both cases a “SATISFACTORY” report will be required and this is supplied to the lettings agency AND the tenant.
Its worth noting that the legislation produced by the Government suggests that the inspection should be made to the 18th Edition – which does not mean your property will need to comply with ALL the requirements of the 18th Edition – however these reports will likely flag up C3 codes whereas earlier reports may not have shown these.
For the record there is little information in the public domain to help understand these inspections / codes but I recommend all landlords to look up the Electrical Safety Council Best Practice Guide No 4 – Issue 5 as this is a very information guide for what to expect. Metal fuseboards are not mandatory for existing installations, nor is there any requirement for RCD protection for all circuits
EICR’s are also provided for home sales, purchases and overall safety checks on all forms of property
Inspection reports produced by CRH Electrical Solutions adhere to the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.