From 1st June 2020, if you are beginning a new tenancy in a privately rented home, you must be provided with a copy of a satisfactory Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) by your landlord before you move in. This EICR must have been carried out in the last five years.
If you have an existing tenancy on the 1st June 2020, your landlord has until 1st April 2021 to provide you with a copy of the same.
Your landlord must also:
If you believe your landlord has failed to provide you with an EICR, or you believe there are works which have not been carried out that were recommended by the professional carrying out the report, please report it to our Private Sector Housing team, who have powers under new legislation to issue a Remedial Notice, or have existing powers under the Housing Act, to ensure that your property is safe and that any necessary repairs or works are carried out.
For landlords who do not comply with the new requirements, and are subject to enforcement action, they may be liable for a financial penalty of up to £30,000.