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Electrical Testing & Landlord EICR Cardiff

As a landlord, it’s your responsibility to ensure that you follow the latest health and safety regulations and that your property is safe for tenants.

To ensure this is the case, you’ll need to obtain an EICR from a qualified electrician such as ourselves. At AES, we have years of experience carrying out electrical testing & landlord EICRs across Cardiff.

Our certified electricians will examine your property and conclude whether the electrical wiring meets health and safety regulations or needs to be rewired. The report that is issued will provide evidence that all your electrical installations on the property are safe.

Part 4 of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act delineates the obligations placed on landlords regarding the condition of the dwelling.

Alongside this, new guidance has been published for landlords on what is required to meet The Renting Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) (Wales) Regulations (“the FFHH Regulations”).

Landlord EICR Cardiff

Do You Require A EICR?

Landlord Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR)

Part 4 of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act delineates the obligations placed on landlords regarding the condition of the dwelling.

A landlord under these obligations must ensure a dwelling is in good repair and fit for human habitation.

Alongside this, new guidance has been published for landlords on what is required to meet The Renting Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) (Wales) Regulations 2022 (“the FFHH Regulations”).

It includes three new legal requirements to ensure:

  • Smoke alarms are in proper working order.
  • Carbon monoxide detectors are in proper working order.
  • The inspection and testing of electrical installations is carried out.

The Renting Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) (Wales) Regulations

From 15 July 2022, the Act requires all rented homes to have a periodic inspection and testing (PIT) of the electrical installation, carried out by a qualified professional such as a registered electrician.

This inspection should take place every five years unless the requirements of the previous Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) indicate a shorter inspection and testing interval.

Failure to comply will result in the dwelling being considered unfit for human habitation and the landlord could face prosecution.

The Purpose & Importance of EICR Testing

The purpose of an EICR is to make sure the electrical systems and installations within a building are safe.

We check they have been correctly installed and are well maintained. EICR reports provide an invaluable condition check on properties of all sizes, from residential homes to large-scale manufacturing facilities.

An EICR test assesses the condition of your electrical systems, evaluates how efficiently they are working and pays particular attention to any deterioration or defects, emphasising their importance.

As part of the testing, we will check the condition of the electrics against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations – BS7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations).

Specific issues that can be revealed through an EICR test include:

  • Any issues with circuits or equipment that might overload or overheat the system.
  • Areas that pose electric shock risks and fire hazards.
  • Safety issues with bonding or earthing of installations and equipment.
  • Potential faulty electrical work that could lead to faults or injury.
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Fault Codes & Their Meaning On An EICR

Any faults found within the system will be listed in the report, including the reason for the failure, and graded in terms of their severity in accordance with EICR fault codes.

  • C1 means ‘Danger is present’, risk of injury is likely and immediate action is required.
  • C2 is the classification for potentially dangerous, meaning remedial action is needed urgently.
  • C3 is the last classification code and the only one that can appear on a report and have it still pass the EICR test. C3 means an improvement to your electrical system is recommended but not required.

Once your electrical system has fully passed the inspection and any urgent remedial work has been completed, you will be provided with an EICR Certificate of Safety. A satisfactory EICR provides you with peace of mind that your electrics are safe.

Why Use AES For Your EICR?

We will put your electrical testing-related worries behind you fast and make the whole process as easy and stress-free as possible.


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