How long is considered acceptable to rectify Category 2 faults identified in an EICR?

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If the EICR has been carried out on a privately rented property in England or Scotland, you are legally required to rectify any faults within 28 days, providing confirmation to the tenant and Local Authority that these have been completed

Answered by Dave, Electrical Safety Expert

If the EICR has been carried out on a privately rented property in England or Scotland, you are legally required to rectify any faults within 28 days, providing confirmation to the tenant and Local Authority that these have been completed.

However, we recommend that any C2 hazards should be addressed as quickly as possible, as the form states that "urgent remedial attention" is required. You should not wait to include these repairs as part of another scheduled project due to start later on.

 

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