Electrical Installation Condition Report
After some last minute confusion over dates, the government has confirmed that it is a legal requirement for a satisfactory Electrical Installation Condition Report to be carried out where a new tenancy starts on or after 1st July 2020. A copy of the report must be provided to any prospective tenant before the start of the tenancy. Should the local authority request a copy, this must be provided within 28 days of the request. In the event the condition of the EICR is deemed unsatisfactory, works must be carried out and either a new EICR provided to the tenants or evidence that the works have been carried out. The EICR must be renewed every 5 years or sooner if this is the recommendation provided.
For existing tenancies which are to be renewed after 1st July 2020, it is a requirement for the EICR to be carried out before 1st April 2021.
This is yet another legal loophole for landlords to jump through and something else to remember to carry out. If you would like more information about our management services, please feel free to get in touch.