Landlord electrical checks – How often are checks required?
Landlord electrical checks vary on when they are required by what the check itself is. Electrical visual inspections are required by BS7671 to be carried out every year. A EICR should be conducted every 5 years or change of occupancy whichever is first. Any remedials detailed in the EICR must be carried out before a passed certificate will be issued. Finally, PAT testing must be carried out on your appliances, both fixed and portable every year in a rental property.
Landlord electrical checks – How much are these checks?
Landlord electrical checks needn’t cost the earth with many companies offering subscription options allowing the cost to be split over the year. The subscription costs are generally around £20-30 per month and come with yearly checks of the property with the relevant documentation being issued when due and valuable discounts on electrical services. The standalone costs of the landlord electrical checks are as follows:
These are just guide prices for your landlord electrical checks as the price will vary dependant on the size of the property, number of electrical circuits, accessibility, number of appliances and locale.
Landlord electrical checks – What paperwork should you be provided with?
Once you have had your landlord electrical checks carried out you will be issued with a full EICR report consisting of detailed notes and codes between C1 and C3 detailing any remedial action required. You will receive an electrical visual inspection report detailing any remedial work required and any improvements recommended and finally, a PAT test certificate & log book detailing all appliances passed or failed.
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