A landlord’s electrical report, also known as an Electrical Installation Condition Report or EICR, is a legal requirement for all rental properties. 

Landlord’s Electrical Report in Bristol & South Wales

Regulations for landlords’ state that they must have an EICR inspection carried out every 5 years. This must be completed by a competent, registered electrician. If you are a landlord in Bristol and you need a landlord’s electrical report, EMC Electrical Group are your local, experienced EICR electrician. You can depend on us to keep your property and your tenants safe.

EICR - A Landlords Electrical Responsibility🏡

As a responsible landlord, you want to keep both your tenants and your Bristol property safe. An EICR electrical report helps you to do just that and is a legal requirement for all tenanted properties. Carried out at intervals of at least every 5 years, an EICR ensures your property is electrically safe for your tenants. During an EICR inspection, a qualified and experienced electrician will be looking at the fixed electrical installation in your property, including the fuse board, switches, and sockets. They will be looking for any signs of damage or wear and tear. They will then prepare a copy of the EICR electrical report for you, detailing their findings. 

As a landlord, you must:

  • Give a copy of the EICR electrical report to your tenant within 28 days of the inspection.
  • Supply a copy of the EICR to the local housing authority within 7 days of receiving such a request.
  • Retain a copy of your property’s EICR until the next inspection and test. You must supply a copy of this to the electrician who carries out your next electrical inspection.
  • Provide a copy of the electrical installation condition report to any new tenant before their tenancy begins; and any prospective tenant within 28 days of receiving a request in writing.

What will my Electrical Installation Condition Report say?📋

After the electrician has inspected the electrical installation at your Bristol property, they will issue the EICR report itself. This report will include their observations and detail any further actions required. Each observation will be categorised as either satisfactory or unsatisfactory and a code will indicate the urgency with which remedial action must be carried out. Your electrician will be able to provide you with an estimated quote for these works.

The EICR codes are:

  • C1 – Danger present, risk of injury, immediate action required.
  • C2 – Potentially Dangerous, urgent remedial action required.
  • FI – Further investigation required.

These all require works to be undertaken, with a C1 code requiring your electrician to take immediate action to ensure safety. 

  • C3 – Improvement recommended.

This means that the specified area is safe but is likely to need work soon. It can also indicate that it does not meet current regulations and allows you to budget and prepare for future works.
The electrician who carries out your EICR will go through their report and explain what steps are needed to fix any issues. If your report is unsatisfactory, then remedial work will need to take place within 28 days or less if specified by your electrician.

Who can Perform my Landlords Electrical Installation Condition Report?🤔

As a landlord, you are legally required to instruct a qualified and competent person to perform the EICR inspection at your Bristol property. 

To meet these requirements, an electrician must have:

  • Adequate insurance of at least £2 million public liability insurance and £250,000 professional indemnity insurance.
  • A qualification covering the current version of the wiring regulations (BS 7671)
  • A qualification covering the periodic inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations.
  • At least two years’ experience in carrying out periodic inspection and testing.

The simplest way to ensure these requirements are met is to choose an electrician who is registered with either NAPIT or NICEIC. A registered electrician is independently assessed on a regular basis to ensure their compliance with regulations and confirm their work is of the highest standard. EMC Electrical Group are proud to be NICEIC registered electricians and are approved to perform electrical testing for landlords.

If you are a landlord in Bristol and you are looking for a registered, competent electrician to carry out an EICR at your property, then EMC Electrical Group are here to help. Our fully qualified, NICEIC registered electricians can help you with all your electrical needs including landlords electrical reporting. Call us today.