An EICR, sometimes referred to as a landlord safety test, periodic inspection report or home condition report is an inspection of the electrical installations and wiring within a property to identify any faults and ensure the wiring meets current legislation.
Just like having your boiler serviced, an EICR ensures that your property is safe and alerts you of any faults that are present or developing.
Throughout the inspection, several components will be checked including the consumer unit (fuse box), sockets, plugs, lights, earthing & bonding, RCD protection and electrical cables.
The recommended frequencies for an EICR vary dependant on the type of property you own:
An exception to these frequencies applies to any premises with a swimming pool where an EICR is required annually.