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Changes to EICR legislation: what you need to know

In a long-awaited ruling, it will now be a Landlord's legal responsibility to ensure that an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is provided on all properties rented from June 2020. This will extend to all tenancies beginning in 2021. Whilst it has always been a legal requirement for Landlords to ensure that the electrics in their properties are safe, the grey area surrounding how to do this and how you would prove it in the event of an unfortunate accident has always caused confusion. The recent ruling means that now the type and frequency of testing will be laid out very clearly for new tenancies.

We're proud to say that the large majority of Paramount properties already have an EICR on file. We've always had a firm stance on health and safety that is shared by most of our clients.

What we expect to see come summer time is the workloads of electricians increasing significantly, and, realistically, a price increase for this type of testing. We have already discussed with our contractors the impact that this will have on their workload, and we are able to guarantee that the price of testing will not inflate once the changes come into effect. 

Avoid the rush and get ahead of the curve by having your test carried out now. We find that in 70% of cases, some remedials are required to bring an installation up to standard. Have you taken this into consideration? 

If you'd like to book your EICR or need more information on the changes brought in by recent legislation, send us an email at reagan@paramount-properties.co.uk or give us a call at 020 7644 2312. We'd love to hear from you! 

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