The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector regulations are now in force. Landlords must now have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), also known as the Landlord Safety Test, for each rental property. This electrical safety test will need to be carried out:
- before change of occupancy
- for existing tenancies, by 1 April 2021
- at least every 5 years
Local authorities may impose a financial penalty of up to £30,000 on landlords who are in breach of their duties.
The Landlord Safety Test must be carried out by a ‘qualified and competent person’. Allmark Electrical Services are qualified to carry out Landlord Safety Tests and issue Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs).
If you are a Landlord we can guide you through the process and ensure you have all the correct certificates.