When it comes to ensuring our homes are as safe as can be, we all want peace of mind. In terms of electrical safety in your home, an electrical safety inspection can help reassure you that the electrics in your property are sound. If you plan to sell your property or you are a landlord, an electrical safety certificate is also essential for showing that the electrics in your home are up to date and meet today’s safety standards. But how much does an electrical safety certificate cost? This week, we shall not only break down the price but explain what you get from this investment.
How much does an electrical safety certificate cost? An introduction
An Electrical Installation Condition Report, or EICR, should be carried out if you have any concerns about the condition of the electrics in your home. Generally, it is recommended that this be carried out every ten years or so to ensure there are no faults in the home.
For home insurance, you may find that you must carry out this report before your home receives any coverage. If you are selling your home, an EICR can be useful for showing prospective buyers that the property is safe. Finally, if you are a landlord, it is a legal requirement that you ensure your home is safe. An EICR report should be performed at least every five years, if not for each new tenancy.
What do you get from an EICR report?
An EICR report will cover your fuse box, outlets, and the wiring in your home. The test will involve inspecting the earthing and bonding, checking for live wires and looking for any damage to your fittings and accessories. The inspection must always be carried out by a qualified electrician. Once carried out, they will issue a certificate that will inform who it may concern that your circuits are safe.
But what is the price of an EICR report?
When discussing the price, an EICR report will often depend on two factors: the size of the property and the complexity of the circuits that require inspection. For smaller properties such as a small flat, the costs start at approximately £150. For larger properties such as a 3-bedroom house, however, the cost could sit at around £300. And, as you’d expect, the larger the property, the higher the costs.
Do you need an EICR report?
Electrical safety is something you should never compromise on, price included. At CEB, we are proud to offer the very best when it comes to electrical safety. To learn more about our services, get in touch.