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    Electric testing certificates frequency


    How often is it advisable to have electrics tested in a house ? Should I have them tested etc for safety when taking ownership of a new property ?

    Asked by Gillian on 10th Jul 2021
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    Rowson Electrical


    If you are a Landlord or a Tennant, it is a legal requirement to have tested every 5 years.

    In all other circumstances 10:years is the recommended frequency.

    Yes, definitely advised to get the electrical installation tested before buying a property.

    However if you have been experiencing problems or the installation is old, then for your own peace of mind, get it checked."

    Answered on 16th Jul 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    m b maintenance

    "Rented maximum five years
    Own property maximum ten years
    I would ask for one to be put on the system before you buy. As you can negotiate the work to be done against the price you pay"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Eden electrical

    "Periodic inspections are typically 5 years ... Or change of tenancy or occupancy"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    JMC Electrical Service & Building Maintenance

    "You or each house should have the Electrics tested every ten yrs max or if you are a landlord every Five yrs or each time the property changes occupancy, and if buying a new property have a look on the consumer unit (fuse box) and see if there is a label on the front to say when the property was last tested and the date it needs to be tested next if that is not there and the new property does not have a certificate then you can ask them to get one before you buy as this could cost a lot of money to put right when you are the owner"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Liberation Electrical and building services

    "Depending on the age and quality of the installation and for rented properties every 5 years."

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since May 2020 - report

    "Your electrics should be inspected and tested every: 10 years for an owner-occupied home."

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    rsc gas electric ltd

    "Mainly depends on wiring, normally issued up to 5 years or change of tenancy or occupancy."

    Answered on 28th Jul 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    RSC Gas & Electric Ltd

    "Up to 5 years, but if tenancy or occupancy change then have to do periodic inspection and testing."

    Answered on 28th Jul 2021 - Member since Dec 2016 - report
    All power test solutions

    "Normally with rentals its 5 years term for A EICR (electrical Installation Condition report) if you have works under taken then a minor works cert should be issued

    However if the system has issues due to age etc then sometimes the frequency of certification is less ie 3 years , pending the type of use , say a serious condition of person may need more control"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Aug 2018 - report
    JBT Maintenance Services

    "Yes it is recommended, the regulations state 5 years and/or with a change of occupancy, however, this can not be enforced except with rental properties."

    Answered on 5th Aug 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report

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