Top 6 Reasons to Need an EICR
Common Reasons for an EICR
Private Rented Property
Rental properties in the UK require an in-date EICR at all times.
Maintaining your in-date certificate improves safety, reduces the risk of electrical fires, reduces the risk of unplanned loss of power or maintenance, avoids the risk of fines & complies with building insurers' standards.
Businesses also require an in-date EICR certificate for the protection of employees, customers, members of the public & property. In the UK, ignoring this requirement can carry legal action & possibly cause insurance to be invalid.
An EICR for a property sale is subject to an agreement between the buyer & the seller; doing so has become increasingly popular as a means of protecting those purchasing property from unknowingly taking on a property in a dangerous electrical condition.
Holiday lets need an EICR for the protection of their guest & compliance with legal standards.
More common with high value & high risk properties, insurers utilize EICRs to reduce risks within a property.
With the added risks involved with vulnerable people who may be unable to make an emergency exit in the event of an electrical fire an EICR is an essental proventive measure.