What is an EICR?
An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is a complete inspection and test of your property’s electrical system. Formerly known as periodic inspection reports (PIR), an EICR inspection is a series of tests to make sure your electrical installation continues to conform to the national safety standard. An Electrical Installation Condition Report will reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded and are therefore unsafe to use.
The EICR report will also uncover any potential electric shock risks or fire hazards, identify any defective electrical work and also highlight any lack of earthing or bonding conductors. Within a domestic environment you must have your main gas supply and main water supply earthed and connected into your consumer unit / fuse board. Your EICR report will also provide a timescale of urgency on which remedial action should be taken.
Once you have an EICR report you can budget for any remedial work or additional investigation that might be required.
These reports can also be very useful for determining the condition of an electrical system before purchasing a property. Tests are also carried out on wiring and fixed electrical equipment to check that it is safe. A schedule of circuits will also be provided, which is invaluable for a property.
Another instance where performing an EICR is recommended is when you are renovating your property – ensure your electrical system can handle the extra load created by your new extension or attic conversion.
Who can carry out an EICR?
EICRs must be performed by professional electricians that are registered with SELECT or are NICEIC electrical contractors. At Ideal Electrical we provide this service for many landlords and letting agents throughout the Edinburgh and Lothians area. Get in touch with us to book your EICR.
What’s Involved in an EICR Test?
Our full EICR test procedure involves:
Our qualified electricians will inspect your property’s electrical system, looking for any wear and tear, faults, or areas of concern. We will test all circuits leaving your fuse board, test your fuse board/consumer unit, test your main incoming supply to make sure that you have an earth coming into your building for safety and that you meet all current requirements.
We’ll conduct a series of tests to make sure everything is working as it should be. We will test all circuits which leave your fuse board and a percentage of outlets to ensure that your property is wired and working in the correct manner. Any defect will be shown up in this process and will be outlined in the EICR report.
You’ll receive a detailed electrical installation condition report outlining our findings and any recommendations for improvements or repairs. We will issue your report after completion of the test along with a quote for any remedial works required at the same time, offering you a quick and simple solution to put anything right that has been highlighted on the EICR.
We won’t leave you in the dark. If anything needs addressing, we’ll explain it in clear, easy-to-understand terms.
EICR checks and certificates for Landlords in Edinburgh
EICR certificate are compulsory for landlords and business owners in Edinburgh to provide adequate safety for staff and tenants.
EICR for commercial property
IES carry out commercial EICR checks for all types of commercial properties around the Edinburgh and Lothian areas to ensure the safety for employees and any other persons within the building.
How long is an EICR valid for?
Are you wondering “how long does an EICR last?” It’s a good question and the answer is it depends!
Landlords must always have a valid EICR and tested a minimum of every 5 years, HMO properties can vary and could be tested every 3 years or change of tenancy. Depending on the condition of your property having an EICR carried out at the end of each tenancy may be a good option to keep you compliant and your tenants safe.
Get in touch with us today
If you read enough and just looking to book an EICR test as soon as possible please click the link below and fill out our enquiry form, please upload a picture of your current certificate which can lets us provide you with an accurate quote, failing that if you can send a picture of your fuse board and let us know how many bedrooms you have we can issue you a quote.
We cover Edinburgh and the surrounding areas and aim to get back to you as swiftly as possible.
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Why Choose Ideal Electrical to carry out your EICR Tests
As a member of SELECT, our team of fully qualified electricians ensures that every inspection is carried out to the highest standards. Membership in SELECT is a mark of quality, demonstrating our company’s dedication to the principles that define the electrical profession.
We take your peace of mind seriously. We’re fully insured – if you would like a copy of our insurance, please contact our office on 0131 258 2750 where we will be happy to send you a copy.
We speak your language. Our process is straightforward, and we’re here to answer any questions you may have. From setting you up as a client on our online system to completing the job, our process could not be easier – We will take away all the hassle from organising with tenants and agents, all we need from you is the details.
Electronic EICR Certificates
All test sheets are electronic with a PDF copy sent to you after processed by our office team, usually within 1 hour after the test being carried out, quotes and invoices will be sent at the same time to avoid any delays, we have an electrician who is office-based processing all test sheets who is available by phone to discuss if required.
Automatic EICR Reminders
We can set up automatic reminders for all your certification which takes the task of remembering when your next EICR Test is due out of your hands, IES will automatically send you a quote for your next EICR or next landlord tests which are due and wait for your approval to book this in. We can also add you to our mailing list which will outline any new requirements that come up prior to your EICR renewal date.
Ready to Schedule Your EICR in Edinburgh?
Whether you are a seasoned landlord or just starting, an EICR is vital for your property. Ideal Electrical Solutions (UK) Ltd is here to make the process smooth and worry-free.
We strive to provide Edinburgh’s landlords and letting agents with the best service, making us your choice for EICR Testing in Edinburgh.
We are SELECT registered and have great feedback and reviews from many platforms over the internet, why not check us out.
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Take a look at our EICR Reviews
Explore some of our Edinburgh based EICR reviews.
Many thanks for your Company’s friendly, prompt and efficient inspection, testing and EICR Electrical Certification for my rental property, reviewing the minor problems at no extra cost. I will certainly use your Company in future.
Very positive experience of using Ideal Electrical Solutions (UK) Ltd for EICR electrical testing/certification and installation. Proactive, efficient, good communication and clear quotations. Hope to continue using from now on.”
chartered surveyor, Edinburgh
I had 2 x EICRs carried out on my rental properties and I needed 2 fuseboard upgrades, the quotes were emailed quickly and the work has been completed efficiently, I would thoroughly recommend this company. From my initial call to final certificates being received the service has been excellent.
property investor, Dunbar
Excellent service for Fire alarm, EICR and PAT testing work and certification.
We had EICR, PAT and Fire Alarm certificates for a rental property, and then a new fuse box installed after failing EICR. Used them a few times now and they always turn up for appointment at times given, have even allowed us to reschedule at short notice without penalty.
Common FAQ’s about EICR
Let’s get you up to speed on the terminology.
An EICR in Scotland must be signed off by a qualified electrician that is SELECT registered or a member of NICEIC.
Yes, you require an EICR for any long term or short-term rental, you also require a valid EICR to operate a commercial property.
Yes, you must have a valid EICR for renting out your residential property in Scotland.
When our electricians are at the property they will electronically fill out the certificate and send to our office to be processed. Our office will aim to have the certificate, invoice and any quote required emailed over to you within the hour of the job being completed. If you require the certificate quicker than that, our electrician can send the certificate directly to you before leaving the property.