How can I find out if my property has an ECIR certificate?

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For privately rented properties, your landlord or letting agent should have given you a copy of an EICR carried out on your rental property, but also kept one for themselves, so you should be able to ask them for a duplicate

Answered by Dave, Electrical Safety Expert

For privately rented properties, your landlord or letting agent should have given you a copy of an EICR carried out on your rental property, but also kept one for themselves, so you should be able to ask them for a duplicate.

For owner occupied properties, there may be a label in the fuse box / consumer unit that states when the last inspection and test was done.

It is recommended that a periodic inspection is carried out by a registered electrician at least every 10 years for an owner-occupied dwelling and it is a legal requirement that one is carried out every five years for a rental property in England and Scotland (and recommended for Wales and Northern Ireland).

If an EICR is needed, you can find an electrician local to you here.

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