Do I need an Electrical Installation Condition Report to be completed if I want to sell my house?

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There is no legal requirement to have your electrical installation tested in order to sell a property, but we do advise that owner-occupiers have the electrics checked every ten years, and it can give potential buyers peace of mind if you can demonstrate that the electrics are safe and they will not have any costly repairs to make on top of the cost of buying the property

Answered by Sarah, Electrical Safety Expert

There is no legal requirement to have your electrical installation tested in order to sell a property, but we do advise that owner-occupiers have the electrics checked every ten years, and it can give potential buyers peace of mind if you can demonstrate that the electrics are safe and they will not have any costly repairs to make on top of the cost of buying the property.

Use a registered electrician to carry out the inspection and they will issue you with an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) that will highlight any hazards that need to be addressed.

You can find an electrician local to you here.

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