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It is the landlords responsibility to organise an EICR and to carry them out either every 5 years and at the start of each tenancy. You must be able to show proof that it has been carried out by a registered electrician. Do I need to have an EICR before selling my house? No, however, it is good practice to ensure everything is in full, working and safe order. In some cases, a periodic inspection can actually help with the sale of the house, as a buyer could argue the wiring isn’t up to date and you could then provide proof that a periodic inspection has been carried out and granted it safe.
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The IET recommend the following maximum periods between testing; If you live in a domestic property, the recommended time for periodic inspection is every 10 years, or at the change of occupancy. If you live in a rental property or are a landlord, an EICR is recommended every 5 years and at the start of each new tenancy. If it is a commercial installation, the recommended period is 5 years between periodic inspections, or at the change of occupancy.

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If you haven’t had an EICR report carried out or had any work carried out on your home recently, it is recommended you have an EICR carried out to check the condition of your wiring, as it can deteriorate over time.

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Local authorities can impose a financial penalty of up to £30,000 for a breach of the regulations. Where there are multiple breaches, the local authority can impose multiple penalties.

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This is recommended to conduct a five yearly electrical installation checks for privately rented properties. British Standard BS 7671 (IET Wiring Regulations) advises that homeowners and landlords are recommended to test their properties once in every five years, or when there is a change of tenancy.

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