All electrical installations in Putney will deteriorate over time due to use and wear and tear. They must be checked regularly to ensure that they meet current standards and are safe to use. Whether you are a homeowner, landlord, or business owner, you must be aware of this test.
According to current guidelines, recommendations about test regularity include:
- Homeowners should have an EICR every 10 years or when buying or selling a property. If your property has a swimming pool, it is recommended that your installation is tested every year.
- Business owners should have an EICR every five years.
- Landlords should have an EICR test every five years or with each change of tenancy.
Landlords and business owners are responsible for the welfare of their tenants or employees and EICRs are a key part of this. At the end of any test, you will be issued a report. If there are any issues, these are listed C1 to C3, with C1 meaning the system will need immediate attention, whilst C3 recommends improvements.