Confirming that the electrical installation has been assessed and is safe to use (called an Electrical Installation Condition Report, previously referred to as a Periodic Inspection Report or PIR). It is recommended that a periodic inspection and test of the electrical installation should be carried out by an NICEIC electrician at least every five years or on change of tenancy.
These may result from:
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AS A LANDLORD
Landlords are required by law to ensure:
To meet these requirements a landlord will need to regularly carry out basic safety checks to ensure that the electrical installation and appliances are safe and working.
PERIODIC INSPECTION EXPLAINED
ALL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS DETERIORATE WITH AGE AND USE.
They should therefore be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued use. Such safety checks are commonly referred to as ‘periodic inspection and testing’.
Once completed you will be issued with an Electrical Condition Report.
A periodic inspection will:
Tests are also carried out on wiring and fixed electrical equipment to check that they are safe. A schedule of circuits is also provided, which is invaluable for a property.