New Mandatory EICR Rules – Make sure you are ready!

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NEW EICR RULES: Electrical checks become mandatory for all rented properties from 1st April 2021

If you are a landlord, I’m sure you will be very familiar with the new EICR rules as the first mandatory deadline was introduced back on 1st July 2020. – This requires Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs) to be acquired before the commencement of any new tenancy

The checks ensure that all electrical installations in the property, such as light fixtures and electrical sockets are safe before the new tenant moves in.

Properties that pass the EICR will keep the certification for 5 years, after which time a new one is required. Landlords must supply a copy of the EICR to the tenant and keep a copy themselves.

If a property does not pass the EICR, the landlord has up to 28 days to make the repairs (unless it is specified that the remedial work must be carried out sooner).

The second EICR deadline is coming up on the 1st April 2021. From this date forwards, the rules above will apply to ALL tenancies. Therefore, all landlords must ensure that they have performed an EICR on all of their tenanted properties before this date as well as any new ones.

Did you know that if a property does not comply with these rules, landlords can be fined up to £30,000 if they fail to conduct an EICR and carry out any remedial work.

If you are a landlord reading this, don’t worry, DRS Electrical can help. We have a dedicated team of electrical contractors working throughout Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and South London who carry out EICRs on a daily basis and we have the labour ready to carry out any remedial works too. We have a great project management software programme that tracks when EICR’s are coming up to their renewal date and we will contact you to get this booked in, thereby taking the admin strain away from you and ensuring that your properties will always be compliant.

Call us now for a no obligation quote on your EICR requirements on: 01483 495223

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