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

EICR on a recent complete new installation

7 Apr 2021 | 2 comments

We have an HMO that had a complete new electrical installation put in during a back-to-brick refurb five years ago. The installation was certified for 10 years and we’ve been advised by our electrician that an EICR isn’t necessary until the 10 years are about to expire. Does the legislation make allowances for new installations in this way, or do we have to get the EICR done now anyway?

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  1. guildy

    There are no exceptions to the rules for rented property.

    If the certificate you have is for the 18th edition and still within 5 years, it will just need another one at the 5 year point but the tenant will need a copy of the existing one. If the installation was more than 5 years ago, it needs another one. Hopefully, it won’t be a big job as it’s unlikely any works will be required so just a test and new cert which must then be given to the tenant.

  2. brumhomes

    Thanks, that’s what we thought, but it’s not like a tradesman to say that work isn’t needed when it is!

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