Electrical Safety Certificate
Domestic and commercial properties require electrical testing on an ongoing basis to ensure the electrics are safe and in great working order. After testing, you will receive an electrical safety certificate.
Electrical Safety Certificates
Electrical testing should be a regular part of a properties maintenance. Once testing is complete, the properties owner will receive an electrical safety certificate to certify that the electrics are in a good condition and working correctly.
Below we have information on the types and costs of electrical safety certificates, as well tips to save you money.
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Electrical Safety Certificate Cost
For a smaller residential property (1-2 beds), the average cost of testing and an electrical safety certificate will range from £80 to £150. For a 3 to 4 bedroom house, the price will typically range from £95 to £170.
The size of a commercial property will impact the electrical certificate cost, but prices typically start from around £120 (excluding VAT).
If repairs are required before your property will pass the test, this may increase the electrical safety certificate cost. Some minor repairs may be carried out for free.
Obtaining an electrical certificate not only helps protect your homes occupants, but it can also help discover faults that could start a fire and destroy your property. Electrical fires can grow rapidly, an often cause a lot of damage.
The electrical testing carried out as part of certification checks the condition of the wiring, electrical appliances and outlets to ensure they are still in great working order. If issues are uncovered or repairs are required, these can be quickly fixed.
Electrical Test Certificate
Electrical test certificates are provided by specially trained and certified engineers. They follow strict guidelines to ensure the work is carried out to a high standard.
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Landlord Electrical Certificate
It is a good practice for to obtain a landlord electrical certificate if you want to rent out your property. Whilst it isn’t a legal requirement, you are responsible for the condition of your properties electrics, and you can face prosecution if your tenant is injured as a result of faulty electrics.
Also, having a valid electrical safety certificate is often a requirement to obtain home or landlord insurance.
Landlord Electrical Safety Certificate Cost
Landlords can expect to pay between £80 to £170 for an electrical safety certificate. Smaller properties will cost less than larger properties. Also, homes with newer electrics will often be cheaper, as they are less likely to require repairs.
Electrical Installation Condition Report
A electrical installation condition report (commonly shortened to EICR) is a common test of a properties electrics. During the test, the fuse box, wiring, outlets and electrical accessories will be inspected and tested.
The test involves checking numerous aspects, such as the grounding of the electrics and the condition of the wiring. It is a common requirement for landlords and business owners to ensure that their property is safe for all occupants. After passing the EICR test, an electrical certificate is provided. You can find out more about EICR reports and tests here.