Do I need an EICR for a rental property in Scotland?

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Yes, landlords in Scotland need to carry out electrical checks every five years.

Answered by Dave, Electrical Safety Expert

Landlords in Scotland need to carry out electrical checks on the fixed installation every five years. The electrician who carries out the work will issue an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) that will detail any repairs that need to be made and/or confirm that the property is safe. In terms of portable appliances provided with a rental, the frequency is not so clear but for white goods it is worth doing at the same frequency as the fixed installation – so every five years.

It is also important to register appliances with the manufacturer and also check to ensure that they have not been recalled – see https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/product-recalls/.

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