I have had a lot of problems in my rental property. The electrical certificate my landlord has given me has no name or signature on it. Is this valid?

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A valid EICR will identify any hazards in the property, ensure any electrical installation is safe for continued use and conforming with the Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) as well as provide an important record of the installation

Answered by Dave, Electrical Safety Expert

A valid EICR will identify any hazards in the property, ensure any electrical installation is safe for continued use and conforming with the Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) as well as provide an important record of the installation. An EICR should be based on the model form in the wiring regulations and signed by the inspector, and where applicable countersigned by a qualified supervisor. Privately rented homes in England and Scotland require five yearly checks* and we recommend the same for Wales and Northern Ireland.

To find a registered electrician near you, visit https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/find-an-electrician/

 

* This will also be a legal requirement in Wales from July 2022.

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