EICR for Domestic Properties in England

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is also known as the periodic inspection or fixed wiring check for domestic properties in England. It is a regular inspection report conducted by qualified electricians and aims to ensure that the electrical installation of a home is safe and not an electrical fire or shock risk.

Why Do You Need a Domestic EICR?

If you are a landlord, a Satisfactory EICR is a legal requirement.

Government legislation states that landlords must ensure every fixed electrical installation is inspected and tested at least every five years by a qualified person. The Regulations also state that a landlord is required to obtain a report of the results of the inspection and test, supply it to each tenant within 28 days and retain a copy until the next inspection is due. 

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What Will Be Checked During a Domestic EICR?

The aim of the inspection is to:

  • Identify if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded.
  • Highlight any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards.
  • Detect any defective electrical work.
  • Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding.


Can An EICR Fail?

On completion of the inspection a certificate detailing our findings will be issued. The report will either be labelled as SATISFACTORY or UNSATISFACTORY. If the report has been labelled as unsatisfactory, then the electrician has identified faults that are C1 or C2 classified.

Who should carry out the electrical certificate?

Only accredited, competent persons, such as a registered electrician, should carry out electrical inspection reports or certificates. They will check the condition of the electrics against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations, BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IEE Wiring Regulations).

All our engineers are either NIC/EIC or NAPIT registered and are fully qualified to carry out electrical certificates or domestic electrical installation condition reports.

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How Often Should I Have an EICR?

Since electrical installations are prone to damage and wear and tear, they should be checked by an electrician regularly.

Rental properties require an inspection at least once every five years. Landlords are required to have their properties examined whenever they have a new tenant, and homeowners are recommended to ask for a copy of the EICR to identify any remedial work to be done.

Sometimes an electrician would recommend having an EICR more frequently on the:

  • Age of installation: The electrical installation might be ageing and needs a more periodic inspection.
  • Environmental conditions: If your property has been affected by fire or flooding, an EICR will determine how your electrical installations have been affected and how they can be fixed, if needed.
  • Type of property: If your home includes a swimming pool, a more frequent EICR is required to minimise the risk of electric shocks.


How Much is a Domestic EICR?

The cost of a Domestic Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) in the UK varies depending on several factors. These include:

  • Size of the property
  • Complexity of the electrical system
  • Location.

On average, a Domestic EICR can range from around £100 to £300 based on 2023 prices. Price can also vary according to individual electricians or electrical contractors. 

If you are looking a domestic EICR get a quote from a qualified and reputable electrician. Although price is important qualifications, experience, and professionalism of the electrician or company performing the EICR are important to.

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Keep Your Property Safe with an EICR from Energy Performance Certificates

Get peace of mind knowing that your electrical installations are safe and well maintained. For an EICR test, choose our services at Energy Performance Certificates.

Whether you’re a homeowner or a landlord, enjoy a quick and simple booking process to complete an EICR inspection. Book online or call us for a quote and our team will get back to you within 24 hours.

We have a nationwide panel of fully qualified electricians who will conduct a comprehensive examination of your property. They inspect your installations quickly and thoroughly, making as minimal disruption on your daily activities as possible.

Request a quote from us today. Fill out our online form or call 020 3397 8220.

Whats the difference between an EICR and EPC?

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) focuses on the safety of the electrical installations. It covers wiring, sockets, electrical components and identifies potential hazards and non-compliance. 

In contrast, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) evaluates the energy efficiency of a property. It considers insulation, heating systems, and lighting and gives a rating from A to G. It also suggests improvements. 

An EPC is required during property transactions, an EICR may be mandatory for certain properties, like rentals. Both assessments are essential for property safety and efficiency. An EPC addresses energy usage while the EICR ensures electrical systems are safe and compliant.

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At Prop Cert, we have dedicated, accredited inspectors who handle your EICR requirements with unfailing efficiency and professionalism.As part of our 5-star service, ease and convenience is something we proudly offer clients. Placing an order via our portal takes less than a minute. Once placed, the order gets assigned to our local electrician, who will make contact with the client the next day.

An appointment will be booked within one to three days. Once the order is confirmed, the client will receive an email confirmation.We have a bespoke order management system that allows clients to track their progress. Reach out to our experts NOW and get your electrical installations checked.


If your EICR report reveals issues with your electrical system, the results will come out as “Unsatisfactory,” meaning there is remedial work to be done. The electrician will also provide a fixed price quotation for the remedial work. The electrician will indicate a code to specify the extent of the risk and the required action:



Danger present. Risk of injury.



Potentially dangerous.



Improvement recommended.



Further checks required without delay.

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