In Scotland, when remedial work has been identified in an EICR how long does a landlord have to have the work done?

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In England, private landlords have 28 days in which to complete remedial work following the identification of serious hazards in an EICR

Answered by Rupert, Electrical Safety Expert

In England, private landlords have 28 days in which to complete remedial work following the identification of serious hazards in an EICR. There is no set time for having this remedial work carried out in Scotland, but the legislation states that it must be carried out "immediately".

This applies to anything categorised as C1 (danger present) or C2 (potentially dangerous). Wherever practicable, items classified as C1 should be made safe on discovery. A C2 hazard should be remedied as soon as possible.

Any element of the electrical installation that has been classified as F1 (further investigation required) should also be addressed as soon as possible.

You should use a registered electrician for all remedial work. You can find one local to you here.

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