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Energy Efficiency Improvements (England) | England | Pre-tenancy (England)

EICR Obligation

3 May 2022 | 1 comment

I have a regulated tenant who has been in residence for 61 years. Legally I need to rewire in order to obtain an ECIR certificate. However this tenant doesn’t want the upheaval and is willing to sign a disclaimer. Would this stand up in court should a disaster happen?

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  1. guildy

    No, that wouldn’t stand up.

    It’s up to a £30k fine for failing to have the report or not meet the 18th edition.

    We have a similar, very old building with a Rent Act tenancy, and it wasn’t that bad to sort out. Because one day we will refurbish, our electrician just rewired surface in trunking almost as existing (there weren’t that many sockets, for example). It wasn’t as big a job as you might think, and the thought of doing the job is probably worse than doing it! (That’s what we found anyway).

    Whatever the situation, it needs to be done as a priority.

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