If an EICR for a rental property has faults that need remedial work, is it necessary to have another inspection carried out after the repairs have been done?

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Private landlords in England and Scotland are required by law to have the electrical installation in their rental properties inspected on a five yearly basis (we strongly recommend the same for landlords in Wales and Northern Ireland)

Answered by Sarah, Electrical Safety Expert

Private landlords in England and Scotland are required by law to have the electrical installation in their rental properties inspected on a five yearly basis (we strongly recommend the same for landlords in Wales and Northern Ireland). If hazards are identified, these must be fixed within 28 days. Once this has been done, there is no need to have a second inspection carried out as the electrician's record of the work is enough.

If any C3 hazards have been identified, these are recommended improvements and we advise you not to wait five years in order to have this work carried out as it will improve the safety of the installation.

 

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