What is an EICR? It is an abbreviation for an electrical installation condition report (EICR).  The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 1 June 2020. It and applies to all tenancies created on or after that date in England from 1 July 2020. The British Landlords Association said landlords need to ensure they have a full understanding of the EICR. The regulation requires residential properties to have a safety check on the electrical installations in their properties inspected every 5 years. A qualified and competent person must conduct the test. A qualified person as part of the EICR will check the Socket, consumer unit, fuse box, MCB’S, RCD, wiring and light switches. Electrical testing of any portable appliances can be done at the same time if the electrician is instructed. The inspector will also check for any faults under the 18th Edition. The EICR is not limited to the above list. The qualified person will then issue an EICR or give a remedial action plan to put things right. If in doubt you can ask questions regarding any compliance issue on the BLA landlord forum.   Landlords must give a copy […] read more