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Electrical Installations Condition Report (EICR)
(Colchester, Essex + 20 miles)

Since 1st April 2020 all rental properties in England have required a valid Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR.) Landlords must supply a copy of a valid EICR to all tenants at the beginning of their tenancy when issuing a new contract (including renewals)

What is an EICR?

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If you are a landlord or a business owner with premises you are required, by law to maintain the condition of electrics at your property. As of July 1st 2020 all new private tenancies in England are required to conduct inspections and tests by a qualified electrician before a tenancy starts.
Failure to do so can result in a penalty of up to £30,000.

An electrical installation condition report (EICR) will identify defects, damages, deterioration and/or dangerous conditions, as well as providing recommendations for improvement for your property. 


What Will the EICR Report Show?
Inspectors will use the following grades of test to indicate where a landlord must undertake remedial work:

Danger present or Risk of injury: The electrical inspector can make any of these types of hazards safe before leaving the property.
Potential danger: Further urgent investigation required.
Improvement recommended: Further remedial work is not required for the report to be deemed satisfactory, but are advised.


When Do You Need an EICR?
With wear & tear plus age, electrical installations will naturally degrade over time and become potential risks for a property’s inhabitants.
The 'Institution of Engineering and Technology' (IET) Wiring Regulation BS 7671, (the UK standard for electrical installations) recommends:
Landlords – An EICR certificate should be renewed every 5 years, when there is a change of tenancy, or when a new property is purchased to let.
Homeowners – An EICR test should be conducted every 10 years unless the property has a swimming pool, whereby tests should be conducted every year.
Business Owners with Premises– An EICR test should be conducted every 5 years.


Who can carry out an EICR?
Only a qualified electrician can conduct and issue an EICR report.


How much does an EICR Cost?
EICR costs can vary and depend on a variety of factors. Costs are not fixed. They can differ depending on the following factors:
Location – Prices are generally very competitive throughout the UK, but anywhere without a local electrician will incur higher call out rates due to distances travelled by the tradesperson carrying out the tests.
Property age – Older properties tend to be more difficult to maintain, requiring longer and more extensive testing.
Property size – Larger properties with more rooms will naturally take longer to test, potentially prolonging an investigation.
Inspection duration – Additional actions or remedial works will incur higher costs and potentially labour fees. 


At Luca Electrical we aim to be as upfront as possible about the costs you will incur.

Cancellation Policy

You can book your EICR with Luca Electrical easily by simply entering a few details into our booking form. We will then contact you as soon as we can to discuss your booking with you and confirm your booking day and time within your chosen timeframe.
If you are not able to attend as booked we operate a 48 hour cancellation policy.
Please ensure you are aware of this policy BEFORE you submit your booking.

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