Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

23rd March 2021 1 min read

Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) 

Reminder to all Landlords regarding the new regulations for EICR that apply to all rental properties.

All new tenancies from 1st April 2021 must have an EICR carried out the same as all existing tenancies did from 1st July 2020.

Properties in England must have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) before new tenancies are started from 1st July 2020. 

The checks ensure the property’s electrical fixtures, such as light fixtures and electrical sockets, are safe before the tenant moves in. 

The EICR must be performed at least every five years for each property. Landlords creating a tenancy without an EICR face fines of up to £30,000. 

From 1st April 2021, the new requirements will apply to ongoing tenancies that started before 1st July 2020.