As your landlord, we are required to carry out periodic inspections and associated testing to check whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition for continued service. At Arhag, this is done once every 5 years. On completion of the necessary inspection and testing, an Electrical Installation Condition Report known as an EICR will be issued detailing any observed damage, deterioration, defects, dangerous conditions and any non-compliance with the present-day safety standard which might give rise to danger. Any repairs identified will be competed.
We have a duty of care to you as the tenant and must ensure that the installation is safe and is maintained. The Landlords and Tenants Act (1985) requires that the electrical installation in a rented property is:
- Safe when a tenancy begins.
- Maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy.
WHY THE NEED FOR TESTING?
Periodic inspection and testing is necessary because all electrical installations deteriorate due to factors such as damage, wear & tear, corrosion, excessive electrical loading, ageing and environmental influences.
ELECTRICAL TESTING PROGRAMME
Electrical testing programme is a continuous programme and we will contact you when your home is due an inspection. Could you please ensure that you provide our contractors access to carry out the electrical inspection when requested