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Electrical Safety (England) | England | Responsibilities and Liabilities (England)

Commercial Electric Certificate

21 Sep 2020 | 2 comments

Do we need to obtain an elec cert for commercial property by April 2021 or are they excluded?

We have a few properties which are a shop downstairs with a flat above. The flats have electrical certificates but do the shops also need them?





  1. guildy

    No, the rules only apply to residential dwellings.

    When letting to commercial, you have to show the electrics are “safe” just like we used to on residential before the rules but there’s no specific regulations on how to show “safe” nor any specific frequency. It would be good advice to get an electrical report when letting a commercial unit but as say, it’s not covered by these regulations.

  2. 1353

    Just joining in with this feed! I have a similar situation but enquiring about communal landlord supplies. Energy suppliers consider communal supplies (whether servicing both commercial & residential or just to residential) as business supplies – are these subject to the ECIR checks as well please?

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