An electrical installation condition report (EICR) identifies defects, deterioration, and damages. It indicates potential danger signs and gives recommendations for any improvement within a property. It establishes safety and compliance with current regulations. The report also checks the underlying electrical system, wiring, fuse board, earth bonding, and all other related hidden components. The Landlord’s Electrical Safety Certificate is also accepted as a valid EICR.
If you are a homeowner, it is recommended to conduct an electrical inspection every ten years if the property is privately owned. In the case of rentals, if an EICR deems that the rental property doesn’t adhere to the regulations and stringent safety standards, the landlord could potentially be fined up to £30,000.