December 12, 2018

Landlords must carry out an EICR before 1st April 2021

New regulations state that an EICR certificate is mandatory for all rented properties in England from 1 April 2021. Here’s what this means for landlords

What is the EICR?

Section 3.1.c of the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector
(England) Regulations 2020 states that landlords must have a valid EICR for all rental properties prior to April 2021.
An Electrical Inspection Condition Report (EICR) is a certificate that shows that all electrical installations in a property (such as light fixtures and electrical sockets) are safe to use by tenants. The certificate lasts for five years.
Landlords now have a legal obligation to have an EICR in place. They will need to supply a copy to the tenant within 28 days of the inspection, and also be able to provide this to the managing agent or local authority within 30 days if requested.

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What’s the penalty for not having an EICR?

Landlords who fail to carry out an EICR (and any work it recommends) will face a fine of up to £30,000. Under the Housing Act 2004, local authorities are responsible for enforcing these rules.
Local authorities can serve landlords with a notice of remedial action if repairs and improvements recommended in the report aren’t made. Landlords will have 28 days from receiving the notice to have the work undertaken. If the notice is urgent, a shorter timeframe may be given.

December 12, 2018

Why F4B should be your go-to new build contractors

Offering a comprehensive range of construction services, the F4Bteam has the skills and experience to help at any stage of your new build development.
If you’re planning a new housing development in the South West and need
experienced new building contractors to carry out the work, we are the company for you. Here’s a breakdown of just a few of the services we can provide.

Plumbing installation

We have our own dedicated plumbing team that can look after all aspects of the plumbing and heating for your new build development. Our team combines years of experience across all plumbing sectors and can help with everything, from boiler installations to plumbing in entire bathrooms and kitchens.

Electrical wiring

Here at F4B, we specialise in the installation of wiring and electrics in new build properties. We take into consideration the layout and overall design of the building while making sure that all wiring is fully up to code and meets the necessary safety requirements. As well as fixture installations, we can also diagnose problems and complete repairs