Frequency of inspections: EICR inspections should be conducted at regular intervals to ensure that the electrical installations remain safe and in good working order. For rented properties in Coventry, inspections must be carried out every five years or when there is a change of tenancy.
- Remedial work: If an EICR inspection identifies any electrical faults or defects, it is the responsibility of the landlord or homeowner to undertake remedial work to rectify the issues identified.
- Choosing the right electrician: When choosing an electrician to perform an EICR inspection, make sure they are registered with a recognised professional body, such as NICEIC, ELECSA or NAPIT. These bodies have strict criteria for membership, which ensures that their members are qualified and competent to carry out the work.
- Impact on insurance: Failing to obtain an EICR certificate could have an impact on your property insurance. If an electrical fault causes damage or injury, your insurance company may refuse to pay out if you can’t provide proof of an up-to-date EICR certificate.