Electrical Safety Checks EICR | Private Rental Sector

Private Landlord Electrical Safety Checks EICR | Southend & Essex

As of 1st June 2020, new legislation requires Landlord’s of Private Rented Accommodation to begin performing Electrical Safety Checks EICR on their properties in Southend & Essex.

Leigh Electrical Contractors are perfectly positioned to assist landlords in maintaining compliance with this new Legislation.

With over 50 years experience of dealing with Landlords, Property Managers and Tenants we can offer a seamless and hassle free service that will leave your properties compliant and your tenants happy.

Leigh Electrical Contractors have held full NICEIC Approved Contractor accreditation for over 20 years and are also now members of the NICEIC Private Rented Sector Scheme.

This scheme allows Landlords to find fully accredited and competent electricians to perform the mandatory Electrical Safety Checks on their properties, which are now a legal requirement every 5 years.

These checks insure that the properties that are being rented out are safe for the tenants and in a suitable condition for continued use, anything that doesn’t meet the current IET wiring regulations must be upgraded so that the property receives a satisfactory pass.

Leigh Electrical Contractors offer our fixed wire electrical safety checks EICR service 7 days a week and can gladly perform these checks into the evenings.

This ensures that your tenants can have the tests performed at times convenient to them, which ensures you stay compliant with your legal obligations.

We have excellent coverage across Essex and can arrange to perform the necessary checks at very short notice sometimes even the same day or book checks in for up to 5 years in advance.

To speak to our team and learn more about this service, please call our team directly on 01702 873350 or submit a contact form below.

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Legislation ( The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector in England Regulations 2020 Overview

This Legislation has been introduced to raise the standards of electrical safety within Private Rented Accommodation.

From 1st July 2020, all new tenancies will require an Electrical Safety Check to have been completed.

From 1st April 2021, all tenancies will require a Electrical Safety Check to have been completed.

Non compliance with the Legislation can lead to fines from the Local Authority up to £30,000 and multiple fines where there are multiple issues of non compliance.

Further details regarding the Legislation and how it will affect Landlords can be found here.

Why Use Leigh Electrical Contractors for Electrical Safety Checks?

Leigh Electrical Contractors have over 20 years experience carrying out Electrical Safety Checks for landlord’s to maintain compliance with these new regulations.

Leigh Electrical Contractors have worked hard to offer an outstanding service for the last 20 years, which can be seen in our thousands of 5 star reviews on Google, Trust a Trader and Checkatrade.

With same day / next day coverage available across Essex and being happy to liaise directly with your tenants, using our teams to perform your Electrical Safety Checks will be seamless and efficient.

We can undertake all of the remedial work identified during the Electrical Safety Check, please see our completed projects page to get an idea of the standard of finish that we apply to all of our jobs.

Leigh Electrical Contractors will ensure that all necessary copies of the reports are lodged with the relevant bodies.

“Will came round and replaced a number of faulty switches and light fittings. He was very polite and a genuinely nice guy, as well as being extremely efficient, and even gave helpful tips! I highly recommend this very reliable business.”

Mr Anniss Landlord, Southend-on-Sea