I had a replacement fusebox fitted in 2020, and received a BS 7671 Electrical Installation Certificate. Do I still require a full EICR for my property?

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If your property is a private rental in England or Scotland, then you would need to have an inspection of the electrical installation carried out every five years as this is a legal requirement

Answered by Dave, Electrical Safety Expert

If your property is a private rental in England or Scotland, then you would need to have an inspection of the electrical installation carried out every five years as this is a legal requirement. It is not yet law in Wales or Northern Ireland but we strongly recommend that landlords have the inspections carried out for their peace of mind and to ensure the safety of their tenants and properties. 

The Electrical Installation Certificate (EIC) for a new fusebox/consumer unit is different to an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) and doesn't allow detailed reporting on the existing installation.

There is no legal requirement for an owner-occupier to have the electrics inspected although we do recommend having them checked every ten years.

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