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Domestic Electrical Installation Condition Report (DEICR)

Landlords have a duty of care to their tenants and occupants to ensure every appliance is safe. Many letting agents require a Domestic Electrical Installation Condition Report (DEICR) for every property.

If you’re considering a property purchase, a DEICR can help you decide whether to go ahead, or whether to factor in electrical repairs in your negotiations.

We recommend every property’s electrics are tested and certified periodically, with the frequency depending on the building’s age, use and general condition. Or at least every five years.

What are the tests for?

  • overloaded electrical circuits
  • potential hazards within the electrical installation
  • defective work
  • lack of earthing or bonding
  • condition of the fixed wiring of the installation
  • fuse or circuit breaker ratings
  • RCDs trip correctly under fault conditions

How does it work?

Our tests go beyond a simple visual inspection. Our machines test the complete integrity of the electrical circuits to the latest 18th edition wiring regulations.

How long does it take?

The DEICR takes about 2-4 hours on site to complete. We’ll need to power-down the property but we’ll provide a temporary supply to essential items like fridges, freezers and chair lifts (if required). Ideally, we’ll need access to all room to check sockets and electrical items.

What do the results reveal?

You’ll receive a full DEICR certificate and a written report with our findings and details of any remedial works required. These will be presented order of importance, along with a breakdown of costs and a recommended timescale to complete. You should receive your report within three working days.