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LDN MAINTENANCE ELECTRICAL SERVICES IN LONDON
EICR new rules in 2020
Subject to approval by the Houses of Parliament, Landlords will need to ensure electrical installation inspections and testing are carried out for all new tenancies in England from 1st July 2020.
Existing tenancies will have until 1st April 2021 to comply.
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector state that Landlords must ensure every fixed electrical installation is inspected and tested at least every five years. This inspection must be carried out by a qualified person.
Landlords are also required to obtain a report following the results and provide it to their tenant(s) within 28 days. The Landlord must also keep a copy for their own records.
Current EICR rules
Currently, Landlords are not required by law to carry out an electrical safety test. However, we have always advised that these tests are carried out for the safety of tenants and to cover a Landlord in case any electrical problem arises.
Other EICR details
If required, the Landlord must supply the inspection report to the local housing authority within seven days.
In addition, the Landlord could be fined up to £30,000 if they fail to comply with the new regulations.
This is just one of many new legislative changes for Landlords. In 2018, Landlords had to ensure that a property EPC RATING was at least an ‘E’ or above. It is expected that this will change to a ‘D’ rating within the next few years.
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are always available to answer any questions regarding your property investment. We also ensure your property remains compliant to avoid any fines.
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electrical engineering , electric service , electric company LDN Maintenance We pride ourselves on our fault finding and our ability to get to the bottom of the problem quickly. Our Electrical Service London engineers are experts in fault finding and won’t let up until they have identified the problem and rectified it, whatever it takes. We have the skills, experience and test equipment to be able to fault find effectively and carry out a methodical approach to our fault finding that ensures we get it right.
A fusebox, should be easy to find and is where the electricity in your home is controlled and distributed. It contains three things – the main switch, fuses and/or circuit breakers, and Residual Current Devices. Fuse boards are the main hub of your home, connecting the electricity meter and all the electrical circuits in a property. They distribute electrical power around a house and provide electrical protection for individual electrical circuits.
Light has the power to directly and deeply effect experience. Light critically impacts atmosphere, pleasure, health and efficiency. In the whole building design process, effective lighting design integrates with many other building systems and design disciplines.
We offer a full suite of lighting capabilities tailored to suit each project’s particular needs: comprehensive interior and exterior lighting design and documentation, daylighting design, lighting energy analysis, light predictive renderings, comprehensive control strategies.
What can be achieved with a home networking system installed by Electrical Service London:
We offer a range of data wiring and network cabling services in the London area.
Data cables are used to send electronic data from one place to another to allow the sharing of information and, from a commercial point of view, are mainly used in telecommunication and computer systems.
Cat e5 is more suitable for home and small business use. In the home, it would be used to set up a network from a central server, from which cabling can be taken to other rooms in your house where other devices can receive electronic signals wirelessly.
CAT 6 supports speeds of up to 10 Gigabits and 250 Mhz
With more applications being used on networking systems, including video streaming, users often require higher bandwidth. CAT 6 cabling gives you exactly that.
A full rewire involves replacing all cables, fittings and distribution equipment. Cables can be chased into the walls & completely hidden. Alternatively, a rewire can be involved a surface rewire where the cables are hidden in mini trunking fitted onto the surface of the walls.
We are looking forward to coming to your place soon to carry out an electrical rewire. We will make every effort to make sure the whole process runs as efficiently as possible and you are left completely satisfied with the work that has been done.
What are the benefits of completely rewiring your place?
In the UK many homes are still equipped with an old style fuse box. We strongly recommend that you upgrade your fuse box for a new style consumer unit. This will provide better electrical safety to your property but more importantly, your family or tenants. A consumer unit will also ensure your home is up to the current standards of the electrical regulations.
In January 2015, IEE Wiring Regulations (BS7671) Amendment 3 will be published. A major change in Amendment 3 concerns consumer units, the term for a modern day domestic fuse box. New regulation 401.1.201 will state that in domestic environments, consumer units and similar switchgear must be constructed from non-combustible material.
Unless fully qualified, please don’t attempt to upgrade your fuse box yourself or have a rouge trader do it for you, trust me, it’s just not worth the proposed risks or your families safety.
Providing your electrical installation is safe and meets the current BS7671 requirements for an electrical installation then you won’t need to upgrade. Of course, it’s very difficult to ascertain this information just by “looking” at your installation without testing, so the best way to check is to have an electrical inspection on your property.
There are however some tell-tale signs that you would benefit from upgrading your fuse box, these being:
Unsafe Electrics could put your tenant’s life in danger and put you at risk of a significant fine, civil damages or even imprisonment.
Don’t take the risk – get a modern Consumer Unit with RCD Protection fitted today.
Landlords must comply with statutory regulations or face significant risks
The Landlord & Tenant Act 1985, and several other statutory regulations requires that electrical equipment is safe at the start of every tenancy and maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy.
Failure to comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 and the Consumer Protection Act 1987 is a criminal offense and may result in:
Electrical accidents happen more often than you think
Information from the Electrical Safety Council reveals the following frightening statistics:
Residual Current Device (RCD) is a must have safety device which switches electricity of in a fraction of a second if you get an electric shock. Old fuse boxes don’t have RCDs and can take significantly longer to switch off electricity – the difference between life and death.
It’s unlikely you will need any other work doing just because your electrics are old. The most common additional work that may be required is earth bonding. It is mandatory under UK wiring rules that earth bonding is present before any electrical work can be undertaken.
Our prices vary on the size of the consumer unit and if you need more than one. On average the cost will be £550 for: