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Legislation | Compliance | Electrical Safety

Five Yearly Electrical Checks


From 1st July 2020, private landlords in England will be required to have the electrical installation in their rental properties checked by a qualified electrician to ensure that they are safe.


This means that:

  • Electrical installations must be inspected and tested prior to the start of a new tenancy from 1st July 2020

  • Checks must be carried out on any existing tenancies by 1st April 2021

  • The current Government guidance can be checked by clicking here


These checks must then be carried out on a maximum of five years between testing or change of tenant.

A copy of the most recent electrical safety condition report (EICR) must be provided to both new and retained tenants.

The landlord is responsible for making sure that the person who completes the check is suitably competent. Using an electrician or firm that is a member of an accredited registration scheme operated by a recognized body will give you the confidence that this has been achieved.


Burton Electrical Services (Sussex) Limited are fully accredited under 'NIC EIC approved Contractors', Members of 'Registered Competent Persons Scheme' and hold Professional Indemnity insurance to allow us to carry out EICR's for domestic properties as well as commercial sites. 


Standard one bedroom property, up to six circuits supplied from one consumer unit.

Standard two-three bedroom property, up to 10 circuits supplied from one consumer unit.

Standard four + bedroom property, up tp 12 circuits supplied from one consumer unit.

Please note that these prices are based on properties located in the Worthing Area and subject to our standard terms and conditions.