EICR in the Home

EICR: What happens next?

Our team explain the process after an EICR inspection is completed at your property

Whether you have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) completed in your home, at your privately rented accommodation or at your business, you’ll be provided with a breakdown that details the safety grading of all the fixed electrics across the property.

The EICR will clearly show the areas which are safe aka ‘satisfactory’, as well as the repairs that are recommended or mandatory aka ‘unsatisfactory’. The work to be carried out to bring any installations back into a safe condition is known as the remedial work.

What happens if an EICR is unsatisfactory?

If the EICR details any mandatory remedial work, then you’ll need to get the issues in the report investigated further and repaired as soon as possible. Mandatory work will be coded as either C1 or C2 on your EICR.

  • C1 indicates that danger is present and immediate action is required
  • C2 indicates that there is the potential for danger and advises urgent attention
  • C3 means the repairs are recommended but not mandatory

When the work is completed, the engineer will provide written confirmation that they have carried out the work.

My remedial work has been completed; do I need to have another EICR carried out at my property?

No, the written confirmation provided by your engineer shows that you have taken action to turn the ‘unsatisfactory’ result of your EICR into a ‘satisfactory’ one. This means you don’t need a retest, and a new satisfactory report will not be issued.

EICR remedial regulations for Landlords

If you’re a landlord, you must carry out any repairs identified within 28 days of the inspection. If your engineer identifies a critical issue, they may insist that it is fixed sooner than 28 days. If this is the case, the problem will be highlighted in the report.

Landlords must also give the written confirmation of the completed works to the tenants living in the property, as well as the local authority, within 28 days of the remedial work being carried out.

Can I move a tenant in with an unsatisfactory EICR?

No, if your property is vacant, you must repair any faults identified before you move tenants in. This is because the faults identified with an unsatisfactory electrical certificate may endanger the tenants if not fixed.

From April 2021 it became a legal requirement for residential landlords to provide an up to date EICR to their existing and new tenants. Find out more about EICRs for private rental properties in our update here.

Book an EICR with our team today!

If you’re looking for an electrical engineer to carry out an EICR at your property, whether it’s your home or business, chat to our team today on 01280 830135 or drop us an email at office@tselectrical.info to get booked in.